Ottawa, ON

June 2017

 

Matt’s review: With a remarkably deep and brilliant pink colour, 13th Street Winery’s 2016 Pink Palette does exactly what a great Rose ought to do…gets your taste buds revved up and upon that first sip delivers you to that summer oasis. The nose shows ripe sweet red fruit, cranberry, apple, cherry and pomegranate aromas. A blend of 31% Cabernet Franc, 31% Merlot, 19% Pinot Noir, and 19% Chardonnay from the Niagara Peninsula, it all makes for a refreshing glass of wine that delivers layers of sweet and tart red berries with baking spice and dried herbs making it very approachable to enjoy on its own and equally delicious when enjoyed with a wide array of dishes. My top picks include BBQ burgers, charcuterie, summer salads, and also spicy Asian cuisine. A touch of sweetness on the finish keeps inviting you back for another sip… Tasted June 2017. 88 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

Available at LCBO in July or winery direct

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