Stag's Hollow Winery 2011 Syrah Rosé - 89pts
Availability: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Production: 220 cases
Date Tasted: April 10th, 2012
Tasting Notes: The cheerfully sublime nose of this rosé from Okanagan Falls producer Stag's Hollow offers strawberry, rose petal and light rhubarb notes with the comforting aromas of Peek Freans' Fruit Cream cookies. How can you resist that?
The dry palate is very well balanced with the acid nicely off-setting the rich, textured red fruit and enhancing the mineral flavours. The blend of 91% Syrah, 5% Viognier and 4% Muscat adds complexity and supports flexible food pairing options.
There is no need or real benefit to saving this wine for future consumption. Enjoy it in its youth throughout the summer and into the fall (when you want to be reminded of summer). Drink now.
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