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2016 Malene Rose

Malene 2016 Rose

Winery: Malene

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Rose

Grape blend: 59% Grenache, 13% Cinsault, 13% Vermentino, 12% Mourvedre & 3% Counoise

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Central Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: April 24, 2018

Wine Review: This pale pink colored Rose from the Central Coast of California is very good. It opens with a very mild strawberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, slightly acidic and friendly. The flavor profile is a mild mineral influenced faint red raspberry with notes of lychee and a hint of white pepper. The finish is dry and fades away nicely. I would pair this very good Rose with a chicken and shrimp paella. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2016 Malene Rose is reminiscent of the fine Roses 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. Mourvedre also 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.

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