Stag's Hollow Winery 2009 Syrah Rosé - 87pts
Availability: Direct from winery. VQA stores.
Production: 250 cases
Date Tasted: July 16th, 2010
Tasting Notes: Rosé is the perfect wine for summer. It pairs well with many foods (salads, burgers, BBQ meats - all summer fare) and settings (picnics, decks, BBQs - all summer activities). Unfortunately, it gets a bad rap as an uncomplicated, sweet, girlie drink. The Stag's Hollow Rosé is anything but. A blend of 90% Syrah, 9% Viognier and 1% Muscat (for the aromatics), each component adds to the overall appeal of the nose and palate.
Dry, with just the right amount of residual sugar (4.2g/l) that balances beautifully with the cran-strawberry and sour-cherry flavours. This is a great food wine with crisp acidity to keep your palate refreshed.
Only 250 cases were produced of this lovely Rosé with maraschino cherry, strawberry shortcake and mineral aromas. If you're looking for a new refreshing wine to add to your summer rotation you'll need to act fast. Check your local VQA store or order direct from the winery's website. Best when enjoyed young. Drink now.
- Liam Carrier
Winner of the "Best Rose´" award at the 2010 Spring Okanagan Wine Festival.