Summer of Rosé: 2014 Renegade Wine Co. Rosé

“Summer of what?” You ask. Rosé. Duh. My goal is to provide you, my dear readers, with a new rosé to seek out and try. Hence, the title…Summer of Rosé.

Before I start, I have to apologize for my absence with this series.  Prepping to head out to the Wine Bloggers Conference was not conducive to getting blog posts ready!

2014 Renegade Wine Co. Rosé
2014 Renegade Wine Co. Rosé

“Glasses?  We don’t need no stinking glasses!”

That is the first line you read on the back of the 2014 Renegade Wine Co. Rosé.  Renegade Wine Co. is the value label of Walla Walla’s acclaimed Sleight of Hand Cellars.  Yes, I said that dreaded “v” word.  This is not your typical bottom shelf rosé.  In fact, it’s nowhere near it.

The 2014 Renegade Wine Co. Rosé is a Rhône-style rosé that is full of strawberries, pomegranate and citrus.  Composed of 50% Syrah, 21% Cinsault, 18% Grenache, 6% Counoise and 5% Mourvèdre, this blend is a refreshing, crisp wine.  Recommended pairings are grilled salmon or a beet salad with crumbled goat cheese.  My recommendation, though?  Drink this on the beach, out of the vessel of your choosing. 

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