Summer time means rosé.
It's mid-June and not even officially summer, but I have tossed back more pink wine than I would like to admit. I can't get enough. I apologize in advance for possibly only blogging rosé reviews for the next month.
So to kick off our summer sipping, I give you Robert Hall's 2015 Rosé de Robles. This is a blend of all things sunshine but specifically, 42% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 11% Cinsault, 11% Mouvedre and 6% Counoise. I'm going to be honest, I'm not even sure what each one of these grapes are, but heaven help me, I love 'em.
This delight is dryyyyy. The dryness of this wine made it perfect for enjoying on the warm and muggy beach in Honolulu. (Not to brag...but a little bragging.)
A friend has aptly renamed this wine as a "fru-grigio".
Frugrigio: noun: fro͞o-grē-j(ē-)ō : Frugrigio is a wine that is a rosé but tastes as if someone shoved a massive amount of fruit into a bottle of pinot grigio.
Each sip tastes like wine filled strawberries. It is a pleasant sweet that doesn't make you sick to your stomach, and begs for one too many glasses to be had at a time.
And the price point makes it just as sweet. I got my bottles for $10 each. Some grocery stores have it shelved for around $15 a bottle. STILL NOT BAD. You can buy direct from the winery and often times, they sell it for a bargain when you buy in bulk. But really, 6 bottles of wine? I wouldn't call that bulk. I would call it a small party.