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 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