This Rosé from Paumanok Vineyards sold out rather quickly. Mid August and there is not a bottle to be had in the tasting room. However, you might be able to find some in your local wine shop, just as I did.
I tasted this bottle of Paumanok Vineyards 2010 Dry Rosé ($18) twice, once right after it being bottled and then a few months after over a summer BBQ. Both times this was delicious.
On the nose, strawberry dominates with hints of cantaloupe, watermelon and raspberry. There is a herbaceousness with a cut of rocky minerality.
The taste brought more strawberry with hits of red apple and more melon flavors with a delicious grapefruit citrus squirt at the back-end of the palate. There was a hint of spice and a touch of tannins.
The wine showed delicious bright acidity that was mouth-watering. The finish brought some dried strawberry and fresh herbs. There was a touch of heat, but that was due to the hot 2010 vintage.
If you find this in your wine shop make sure to pick up a bottle or two to carry you through Labor Day.