2011 King Family Crose Rose

croseYou don’t see a ton of rose in Virginia. This is surprising, given the increasing popularity of dry rose stateside and the fact that a winery can get the product to market much faster than your average red.

Kluge (now Trump) had a good one, and Lovingston makes a very, very dark and rich one, but for whatever reason, this isn’t rose country yet.

The ‘Crose‘ from King is one of the better known–and better tasting–from a pretty small pack.

This is good wine, though. It smells and tastes distinctly like Virginia, which is what you should want from your Virginia wine. Barely sweet, it tastes like strawberries and goes down easy. A really pretty bottle, too.

This started to get a little flabby toward the end of the bottle, so I’d drink it cold and consume it all shortly after opening. That shouldn’t be a problem for most people.

Given the excellent single-digit roses found across Spain and Europe, the Crose can’t really be considered a good buy with its $18-$20 price point, but it’s good, Virginia rose that won’t disappoint.



About davetalkswine

I like to drink and write about wine. I'm an equal opportunity drinker, but gravitate toward France, the Pacific Northwest and up-and-comers like New York and Virginia.
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