Wolffer Estate Vineyards 2009 Rose ($17) is one of my favorite rose wines year in year out on Long Island. It is a dry style rose that blends 46% Merlot, 33% chardonnay, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Cabernet franc together to make a solid thirst quenching wine.
On the nose I was picking up some strawberry, peach and citrus with a hint of cut grass. There was some grapefruit that evolved a bit in the glass.
The palate carried more strawberry with a hint of melon and peach. Some tropical elements and a splash of minerality. It had a good amount of acidity that cleansed my palate.
It had a subtle creamy mouth feel. The finish brought some juicy grapefruit.
This wine was delivered to me thanks to my membership in the New York Cork Club. What’s the New York Cork Club you ask? Lenn Thompson, fonder and Executive Editor at the New York Cork Report put this club together to focus on the wines of New York State. Lenn tastes alot of wine and if you read his reviews and follow him the way I do, you would like to taste some of what he is tasting. You can find out more about the NYCC here and sign up there too. And when you do, you will be able to sample wines like this no matter where you live.