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2017 Malene Rose

Malene 2017 Rose

Winery: Malene

Vintage: 2017

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Wine Category: Rose

Grape blend: 53% Grenache, 19% Mourvedre, 16% Cinsault, 7% Rolle (Vermentino) & 5% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Barbara County

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 11,000

KWG Score: 91.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: March 4, 2019

Wine Review: This light coral colored wine from Santa Barbara opens with a mild watermelon bouquet with a hint of strawberry. On the palate, this wine is light to medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a very tasty mild mineral infused watermelon and red cherry blend with hints of strawberry and white cranberry. The finish is dry and its flavors linger nicely. This Rose would pair well with a mahi-mahi sandwich. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2017 Malene Rosé is reminiscent of the fine Rosés of Provence, both mouth-filling and crisp, dry and complex. The Grenache supplies the backbone with copious honeydew melon and strawberry aromatics, as well as a delicious creamy texture on the palate. The Vermentino lifts the fragrance of the wine, adding notes of white flowers and lychee. Cinsault is exuberant and fresh with a fruity character similar to Grenache. The Mourvedre is very savory and imparts a slightly herbaceous character, intermingled with a flinty minerality. Finally, the Syrah fleshes out the texture and length on the palate. With plenty of fruit intensity and a clean, long acid driven finish, this wine will pair well with cuisine ranging from fresh oysters to pasta puttanesca.

Organic status: not organic

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