Wine By Joe 2010 José’s Rosé

I enjoy drinking rosé this time of year* — there’s something about warmer weather and pink wine that goes together so well. I found this local Oregon wine by Joe Dobbes at our local supermarket and decided to check it out. It’s been listed by Wine Business Monthly as the #1 Hottest Small Brand of 2011. I didn’t know this until after I tasted it, so it didn’t affect my judgment.


This is a lovely pink wine. The scent was perfumed with the smell of roses and melon — very fragrant. The wine was bright and acidic, with a medium aftertaste in which tartness lingers on the tongue. It’s very refreshing and went really well with a sausage pasta dinner.

The grapes are: 68% Pinot Noir, 14% Pinot Blanc, 12% Muscat, 6% Syrah

I’ll definitely buy this wine again — crisp, acidic, and delicious for under $15.

*When I first opened the bottle it was a wonderful warm day; as I write this post, it is NOT. This time of year should be above 65 degrees, in my opinion.

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