2012 Fogdog Grenache Rose’

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It was the day before summer, and this day all the way through next week it was going to be hot and humid.  It felt like summer was here a day early and it does feel good!  It would be nice to have a few days of sun without humidity so that we could enjoy our backyard.  The only down side of the heat along with so much rain – is mosquitoes.  They were driving me nuts while working on a few yard projects tonight and they were swarming me as I was filling the bird feeders with seed.

To celebrate summer and the warm weather I decided to enjoy a Rose’ wine for dinner.  We’ve recently had Pierre’s and Gary’s Rose’ so I wanted to try something different.  I recalled that I had placed a bottle of Fogdog Rose’ in the cooler a few days earlier and this is what I decided on.

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Chris was preparing blackened Catfish with a sweet and spicy potato pure and fresh sauteed veggies.  The Fogdog paired well with dinner!

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Here are my tasting notes.

Sight
Very clear and pale with a brilliant salmon hue.

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Smell
After I swirled my glass a little bit the Rose was very aromatic and fruity.  I noted strawberry and I was “feeling” “Rose” too.

Taste
the initial taste of the Rose’ was sweet and it was light bodied.  This Fogdog’s acidity was great and my mouth watered with every sip.  I felt no tannins at all and the finish was long.  The Rose’ was very flavorful and while I tasted light fruit I had memories of when I was a kid drinking strawberry soda!

We truly enjoyed this wine.  While Chris was preparing dinner she mentioned that I had been drinking a lot of Rose’s and was concerned we might run out.  I teased that I suspected we could get more if we wanted and I wasn’t going to worry about that.  I could see myself floating in our boat on a hot summer day just sipping on this Rose’!

As I guessed the Fogdog Grenache Rose’ held up with the slightly spicy meal!

abv: 13.5%

How much: $25, it is slightly high but well worth it.

 

In Vino Veritas!

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