Duck Walk Vineyards 2010 Rosé

 

Last year was the first year that Duck Walk Vineyards produced a dry Rosé.  It sold out quickly and I never had a chance to taste it.

This, Duck Walk Vineyards 2010 Rosé ($15) is Edward Lovaas’s, the assistant winemaker’s, first release for Duck Walk Vineyards since relocating to the North Fork last year.  This salmon colored rose is a bold, crisp and dry Rosé that brings a fruit forward nose and palate with a hint of tannin and a delicious almost lush mouth feel.

On the nose I found gobs of strawberry, watermelon and blueberry with hints of herbs, grape must and a hint of earthy spice.

On the palate flavors of dried strawberry and raspberry lead the way with hints of spice, dried herbs and a hint of grapefruit.  There is also a slight hint of tannins on the tip of your tongue.

The Rosé offers a rich mouth feel with bright acidity and shows great balance.

The finish brought hints of fresh picked strawberry and mint.

A nice picnic wine or great with a juicy burger off the grill.

Sláinte!

*I received this bottle as a sample from the vineyard
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About Michael Gorton, Jr.

I am a Licensed Funeral Director who is having a love affair with Long Island Wine and the people that make Long Island wine so special. I am married to my wife Melissa and live in Rocky Point. Our first son Gabriel Noel was born on July 27, 2010. We have three cats and one dog.
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