Wine Review – 2016 Anew Rosé

Anew Rosé 2016 Wine BottleA Rosé that’s sweet in the nose, dry in the mouth, and fantastic in the hand…

Name: Anew Rosé

Vintage: 2016

Producer: Anew Winery, under the Château Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ group

Region/Country: Columbia Valley, Washington, USA

Grape Varietal(s): Syrah (93%) and Grenache (7%)

Consumed: At home

Recommended By: Picked it off the shelf at the LCBO based on the producer.

Cost: $19.95 CAD

Bottle Presentation: A clean, crisp label, with a touch of pink.

Appearance: Pale salmon-pink

Nose: Deliciously fruity, with prominent notes of watermelon, strawberry, and white peach, as well as secondary notes of pink grapefruit, tangerine, grass, and minerality.

Taste: A dry, light-bodied Rosé, with high acidity and outstanding balance. Primary flavours included roses, grass, lemon rind, green apple, and slate.

Finish: A long finish comprised of grass and slate.

Overall Impression: An impressive offering from Anew Winery. We thoroughly enjoyed the approachability of this Rosé, especially the sweet, complex nose and the dry, well-balanced taste. The primary aromas and flavours had a certain intensity about them, which we also enjoyed. This wine could be just as easily sipped on its own as it could be paired with an assortment of lighter foods, including salads, seafood, rice-based dishes, and lighter meats, such as chicken or pork.

At just under $20 CAD per bottle, it represents good value for the quality of the wine. We would definitely drink this again, and it would make an excellent gift for a summer dinner party. As an aside, the bottle presentation and the Anew Winery’s website aligned to demonstrate what appears to be their target market: smart, intelligent women, who enjoy life.

Rating (from 70 to 100): 90/100

Value: 4/5

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