Anthony Gismondi on Wine
River Stone Malbec Rosétext

River Stone Malbec Rosé 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaAs in previous years, this is a deep, glossy, glycerol-laden pink from the southern Okanagan, absorbing some estate River Rock vineyard malbec. This was partial whole berry, cold soaked for up to 48 hours, fermented cool in stainless where it remained for three months on the lees before it was back sweetened (with unfermented must), and bottled. The sweetness is evident, via strawberry jam, white chocolate, tayberry, lemon and pear on a juicy, shorter palate. The whole is cloying, and I wish this was a dryer, sharper, less made wine to bring it fully into modernity.Tasted: 17 July 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 22.90 winery direct, VQA stores, private liquor stores Producer: River Stone Estate WineryDistributors: Lifford Wine and Spirits
Grape: MalbecCSPC: 569980UPC: 626990156420