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.
Chris was preparing blackened Catfish with a sweet and spicy potato pure and fresh sauteed veggies. The Fogdog paired well with dinner!
Here are my tasting notes.
Very clear and pale with a brilliant salmon hue.
After I swirled my glass a little bit the Rose was very aromatic and fruity. I noted strawberry and I was “feeling” “Rose” too.
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!
How much: $25, it is slightly high but well worth it.
In Vino Veritas!