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Poplar Grove Lakeview Rosé
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16½/20

Poplar Grove Lakeview Rosé 2019

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis rosé gets you at the bottle, with clear glass, sleek contoured shape and apothecary stopper. It positively glows from within and shouts 'drink me now.' Glossy translucent coral, it's all about red fruit on an extroverted nose - raspberries, strawberries and cream with a sprinkle of black sage. Juicy cherries, red currant and cranberry, the flavours swell in the mouth and end with a limey jangle. Vividly fruity, beautifully balanced, it shows just how ably malbec is suited to rose wines. Bold, fresh, full-flavoured and possessing a distinctly Okanagan herbal identity, Bone dry, only 12.5% alcohol, it's complete enough to sip solo or fancy up with crab salad. There's more to this rosé that meets the eye: Poplar Grove is a family-owned Naramata winery, and the fact that they are donating $5 per bottle to the BC Hospitality Foundation is beyond generous. There are only 300 cases of this heartwarming rosé, so don't miss your chance to do some good.Tasted: 06 July 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 30.05 winery online/direct Producer: Poplar Grove WineryDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Blend: Merlot - Malbec - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 93396UPC: 626990397137