Summer skipped right over Spring this past weekend here in Virginia with temperatures reaching 90 degrees which seemed the perfect occasion for an evening on the deck with a Rose. Although I did bring a couple back with me, I picked up this particular Shiraz Rose at Lets Talk Wine in Chesapeake for $12.99.
Bon Bon is produced by R Wines, owned by Dan Philips and Chris Ringland, and imported by The Grateful Palate (if wine isn’t enough for you The Grateful Palate also has a bacon of the month club as well).
Bon Bon 2008 Shiraz Rose
100% shiraz. 13.9% alcohol. Watermelon color. The grapes for this particular wine were actually picked to be made into a rose. This is a very fresh rose and a perfect sipper for warm evenings. The nose was full of raspberries, strawberries and a slight lime zest aroma. Light mouth feel. The mouth was straightforward with more strawberries and watermelon taste with cherry on the finish.
I believe Bon Bon has wide distribution here in the US so this Rose be easily found. This is a perfect summer evening wine to sip after a long day!