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Tantalus Rosé
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16¼/20

Tantalus Rosé 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaTantalus' 2018 Rosé is a 50/50 mix of young vine pinot noir complemented by older pinot meunier, the latter planted on the home site in 1985. Although smoke haze was a worry, Tantalus thankfully escaped its effect on the wines and enjoyed a slightly cooler environment that in the end slowed the ripening phase and prevented the sugars from jumping up too quickly in the summer. The result is a juicy, vibrant watermelon and rose petal affair flecked with rhubarb and notes of wild strawberry. The finish is dry and palate cleansing, a la Tavel. Grilled salmon or native mushroom dishes seem appropriate.Tasted: 02 May 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 19.09 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Blend: Pinot Noir - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 439687UPC: 626990067382