Monday, January 16, 2017

William Chris Vineyards - 2015 Cinsault Rose

William Chris Vineyards - 2015 Cinsault Rose

Composition: 100% Cinsault from the Texas High Plains

Price: $28 at William Chris Vineyards in Hye, TX

We typically think of winter as the season for big red wines, but this is Texas, where we've touched 80 degrees recently.  We decided to pair some unseasonably warm weather with a nice rose.  A previous vintage of William Chris' Cinsault Rose was the wine that got us to start paying more attention to Texas rose wines.  Floral (hibiscus) and raspberry on the nose.  Mandarin orange and melon followed by peach and a herbal note on the palate.  Dry with no residual sugars; bright, lingering acidity; 12.1% ABV.  One of our favorite Texas Rose wines.

We purchased this bottle as part of a holiday 4-pack from William Chris. I recommend subscribing to their email list on their website, as they occasionally offer some wine packages with excellent value.  These offerings are great for those of us that can't make it to Hye as often as we'd like.

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