2015 Red Newt Cellars Rose "Kelby James Russell Dry Rose"
Winery: Red Newt Cellars
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Kelby James Russell Dry Rose"
Wine Category: Rose
Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Franc
Region: Finger Lakes
State or country: NY
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: May 27, 2016
Wine Review: This dark coral colored dry Rose from the Finger Lakes is made from Cabernet Franc. It opens with an attractive tangerine and banana bread like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and nicely coats your mouth. It is also slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a mineral infused strawberry with notes of peach and a hint of tangerine and ginger. The finish is dry and its flavors linger nicely. This Rose is food friendly and very good. It will not last long. Share with friends at a cookout along with some grilled weisswurst. Wine Club exclusive – or you could beg. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: The 2015 KJR Rose is the third vintage of this stunning Dry Rose in the Kelby James Russell label. It is a refreshingly and distinctly crisp rose, with distinctive minerally overlayed by bright fruit and intensely vibrant color.
Organic status: not organic
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