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Oh What Fun!, Day 7

I love Rose – I was excited to see a rose included in my wine advent calendar!

Unfortunately, this was not the dry rose I have come to love.  This California rose was more reminiscent of the syrupy, overly sweet White Zinfandels that were a staple of the 1980s. Honestly, I drank this one very slowly, and had a hard time finishing it.

The description on the bottle was of strawberry and juicy watermelon, which seemed accurate, but it was like drinking a runny, strawberry syrup.

You can’t win them all – it still looked pretty in it’s picture!

2017 Massaya Rosé

I had never had a Lebanese wine, until yesterday!

About a month ago, with my favorite wine shop still closed to indoor shopping, I had the owners put together a six pack of summer sipping whites and rosés.  Beyond a general description of what I like, I let them choose for me – I’ve done this several times and have always been pleased with the results.  With curbside pickup, it was a breeze to just pull up and have them load my purchases into my car!

The 2017 Massaya Rosé is 100% Cinsault, hand picked from vines that are on average 30 years old. It is stainless-steel aged and bottled after 8 months. This wine is a beautiful light strawberry color, with flavors of ripe berries.  It is dry with a hint of light spice and just a touch of sweetness.  It was great to enjoy it on the deck on a hot summer day!

It made me happy to try something new!