Gaspereau Vineyards2004 Rose
This is a deeply pigmented rose made from the free-run juice of estate grown Lucie Kuhlmann and Castel grapes. The vibrant pink hues are a fitting prelude to a nose that is dominated by fresh fruit essences reminiscent of Strawberry freezer jam. Luscious strawberry and blood orange fruit salad flavours greet the palate with a light touch of pithy bitterness for structure. A slight degree of residual sweetness is pleasant but a drier finish would better accentuate the acidity and make this a better food wine -- a role suitable for a wine with such abundance of flavour.
Reviewed December 13, 2005 by Adam Dial.
Brought up in a family with winery ventures in both California and Canada, Adam Dial seeks and appreciates diversity and individuality in wines. He is a Sommelier with more than two decades of experience in the hospitality and service industry, and is a respected wine educator, judge and industry advisor. In 2003 Adam Dial co-founded Appellation America.