The American Rosés can be darker hued, cloyingly sweet and overdone. Think White Zinfandel. Are they trying to duplicate the intensity of a varietal that had seen it’s prime? Do they even like what they produce themselves?
Then I had Tobin James Syrah of Rosé, that even though was packed with fresh fruit and charged with strawberry color, I did find pretty damn good. But really different from the other American Rosés I had encountered.
The Rosé I finally settled on was found at Valencia Wine Company: 2008 Domaine St. Andre de Figuiere. Floral, light, crisp, and went well with…well not with…my stupid diet cookies.
But, and here’s what you’ve been waiting for, as the French version wasn’t a fruit forward wine like our American Rosés I’m still officially on my diet. Right?