La Stellina, Rosato, La Stella Winery, Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2011, 12% abv.

A pink Merlot wine from the Okanagan to start the festivities off for Andrew’s 15th birthday.

Yes, I called it pink.  We call white wines, white and reds, red.  Pinks should also be pink – and not Rosé. We aren’t allowed to use any other French names for wines (Champagne, Bourgogne, Bordeaux, etc…), so why should we use rosé for pink wines?

This sipper has a crystal clear, strawberry pink core with a water white rim and moderate legs.  The nose is clean, soft and light with youthful aromas of ripe strawberry, cerise, pear and summer flowers.

The palate is off dry with medium acidity, medium alcohol, a lighter body, and flavours of strawberries and pear with a pointed golden plum and rose water.  A medium plus finish marks this lovely wine.

Drink now, don’t cellar – meant to be enjoyed immediately.  It was beautiful, crisp, juicy and fun with Ali and Julie and everyone else on Andrew’s special day.

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2 Responses to La Stellina, Rosato, La Stella Winery, Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2011, 12% abv.

  1. Brian says:

    “Beautiful, crisp, juicy and fun”. Are you talking about the wine or Ali?

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