Wednesday, December 6, 2017

2017 Top 5: Rosé

For the 2017 awards season, in addition to our Top 20 list and singular Icon Wine of the Year, we're including a celebration of the best wines in a few select categories. Here are our Top 5 Rosé of 2017:

1. Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars 2013 Brut Rosé - 91pts
A gorgeous nose of honey-kissed scones, grape seeds, raspberries and lees gives way to the dry palate, loaded with strawberry shortcake and light cinnamon applesauce flavours and texture to spare. Drink now or hold for 3-4 more years.
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2. Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2016 Oldfield Reserve Rosé - 90pts
A very attractive rosé made with 100% Cabernet Franc, with a gentle, orange-salmon hue, a joyful, berry and sweet herb scented nose and a well-balanced, off-dry and mouth watering palate where tangy, rhubarb and citrus characters blend, effortlessly, with ripe strawberry fruit and watermelon Jolly Rancher candy flavours.
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3. Le Vieux Pin 2016 Vaila - 89pts
This blend of 100% Pinot Noir grapes, sourced from the multiple Okanagan Valley regions, is dry and refreshing with excellent texture and a delicious profile of rhubarb, kiwi, cranberry, raspberry seed and layers of citrus fruit. The finish is long and mouth-watering.
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4. Black Hills Estate Winery 2016 Rosé - 89pts
The first vintage of Black Hills' Rosé suggests the Southern Okanagan winery did its homework before joining the trend, producing a beautiful, 100% Pinot Noir blush with an attractive, watermelon-pink hue and offering a range of strawberry-citrus and rhubarb-herb aromas and flavours.
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5. Stag's Hollow Winery 2016 Syrah Grenache Rosé - 89pts
A blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache sourced from multiple sites in the Okanagan Valley grown specifically for this aromatic and lively rosé. Excellent texture on the red fruit driven, well-balanced palate with added herbs and spice flavours and brisk, mouth-watering, citrus acidity.
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- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2017

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