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Wine Recommendation

Anglim Winery 2006 Rosé  (San Luis Obispo County)

Anglim Winery

2006 Rosé
(San Luis Obispo County)

This small winery in Paso Robles turns out some extremely fine wines, and this rosé is one of their best efforts, by far. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier, it’s got more going on than most in this class, and yet it remains so beautifully lithe and perfectly balanced. Like a professional gymnast on a balance beam, this one never puts a foot wrong. And it looks great while doing it: the salmon-pink color is simply gorgeous.

It fills your nose with strawberries and guava, then delivers with flavors of raspberries, apricots, peaches and cherries. It is the most delightful fruit salad in liquid form that you are likely to encounter: the price is very right. There is simply not a clumsy bone in its body. You will enjoy this beautifully sublime wine with a tasty heap of cracked crab or perhaps a crisp chicken salad made with apricot chutney and mango vinegar-infused mayonnaise.

Reviewed October 4, 2007 by Laura Ness.

The Wine

Winery: Anglim Winery
Vintage: 2006
Wine: Rosé
Appellation: San Luis Obispo County
Grapes: Grenache (38%), Syrah / Shiraz (33%), Mourvedre / Mataro (15%), Viognier (14%)
Price: 750ml $15.00

Review Date: 10/4/2007

The Reviewer

Laura Ness

A wine writer and wine judge for major publications and competitions around the country, Laura Ness likens wine to the experience of music. She is always looking for that ubiquitous marriage of rhythm, melody, and flawless execution. What is good music? You know it when you get lost in it. What is good wine? It is music in your mouth.