Huff Estates Winery South Bay Vineyards Rose Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013 Wine Review
Huff Estates Winery South Bay Vineyards Rose Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013
V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
Community Reviews: 2
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Bottle size: 750 ml
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|Jessica Nagy rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
This new release is a perfectly clear salmon pink that smells of strawberry, raspberry, citrus zest, and peppercorns. The clay and limestone of the vineyard also comes through nicely, balancing out the fruit on the nose. On the palate the wine is just as clean as it looks and smells, and was a perfect pairing with cheese. It is tart (but not too much), dry (a pleasant surprise for an Ontario rosé) and well balanced.
I assume that due to the very cold winter of 2013/14 that they lost too many vines to be able to source this wine from one vineyard, as they usually do, so it isn't labelled for this vintage. Despite the setback, still an excellent product.
|Brian Carroll reviewed this wine as follows:|
Clear in the glass with hints of ruby and pale raspberry, this is a pretty wine to serve on the patio, the deck or the porch. But you don't have to wait for the return of summer to enjoy this rose from Prince Edward County.
The nose is a reminder of summer strawberries with hints of cherries and lemon. A treat on a fall day.
On the palate it's even more explicit with strawberries and hints of cherries, lemon, and lime. A refreshing quaffer or aperitif. The aftertaste lingers, but also tempts you to sip some more.
This is a charming wine on its own. It can also be a lovely accompaniment for the right foods. A roast pork tenderloin with roasted potatoes matches this wine very well. Another good match is ratatouille. If you have a copy of the Bistro Cookbook by Patricia Wells, then Françoise Rigord recommends a rose with her ratatouille. The light acidity of this rose cuts the olive oil of the ratatouille and refreshes the palate so you can enjoy the different flavours of the vegetables all the more.
There was a time when you had to drive to the winery to stock up. Now there's a good chance that there is still stock at your local LCBO. We put 4 bottles in our cellar but you may need more. With the right guests, one bottle somehow leads to a second.
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