Producer: Saltbird Cellars
Region: North Fork of Long Island AVA
Grapes: 61% cabernet franc, 39% syrah
* Review sample provided by the winery
Saltbird Cellars 2017 "Roseate" Rosé
The layered nose evolves and changes with time in the glass showing layers of floral, citrus, strawberry, strawberry husk and white pepper to varying degrees at different times. Light and feathery, the palate tastes a bit like strawberry-rhubarb pie filling without the sweetness. The syrah brings a peppery spice component while the cabernet franc offers just a little earthiness. Nicely balanced, but not super nervy, the flavors and body lean delicate but remain delicious.