Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wine Review: Cline Cellars 2012 Mourvedre` Rose`

You always know what time of the year it is when Rose` wines are being poured, and wine writers and bloggers are writing about them. Rose` is one of the wines we drink to welcome summer. I just love rose` wines during the warmer months of the year, and the great foods that pair well with them. This offering by Cline Cellars is no exception. It is a fun wine that will not break the budget.

 The wine is a beautiful pink hue, and the nose has aromas of red fruit and floral notes. The palate has flavors of cherries, a hint of watermelon, and a bit of red plum. There is also floral notes that mingle with the fresh red fruit flavors, along with a hint of spice on the finish. The red fruit shines in this wine, making it easy to sip glass after glass.

This wine would pair well with chicken salad, fried chicken, Cypress Grove Purple Haze Goat Cheese on a thin slice of French baguette or on a cracker, ham, a grilled pork chop with a sweet glaze, prosciutto, and grilled salmon. This wine is perfect to sip alone, and it is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next summer party.  Note: This wine was a sample provided by Cline Cellars SRP $12.00

Cypress Grove Purple Haze Goat Cheese
Here is a video on Cypress Grove goat cheeses.
This cheese has herbs that give this fresh goat cheese a Provencal flavor that would pair well with this Rose` wine.