Bloomer Creek Vineyard, Dry Rosé 2013, Finger Lakes, New York
Tasting Note: An oenophile’s rosé.
This intensely-aromatic, salmon-to orange colored indigenous-yeast fermented rosé from the New York Finger Lakes, has a nose of green apple, red plum, red currant, peach, and yeasty orange and lime citrus that promises tartness.
It delivers on the palate as suggested on the nose with tartness layered on top of the fruit flavors.
The tartness, slight sourness and high-acidity de-intensify beginning mid-palate through to the finish. This rosé has layers of complexity and depth of flavor that is unlike that of most rosés which are straight-forward and meant for sipping rather than appreciating.
It is a rosé you can chew on, come back to later, and experience anew in your glass. Probably not the best rosé for wine newbies who may not appreciate something so unique, but definitely something your wine geek friends will envy and pull out their phones to take note.
Bottle Note: Pinot noir, unfined & unfiltered. Bloomer Creek was created by longtime grape grower Kim Engle and his wife, artist Debra Bermingham, over thirty years ago. This small, family run vineyard is a direct expression of their passion for the beauty of the Finger Lakes region and its potential to produce world class wine.
Tasting Date: November 22, 2015