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50 Days of Rosé: Day 24

Today we have this pretty rosé from Arnot-Roberts, a winery in California’s North Coast. It’s an unusual blend of Grenache, Tempranillo, and Touriga Nacional. Doesn’t this just look like the kind of wine that’s fermented with natural yeast, and makes a point of telling you so?

Bottle: 4/5 – Pretty! Modern. Nice.

Color: 4.5/5 – The palest possible peach. V. sophisticated.

Chugability: 3.5/5 – A bit thin and too-tart to have with food, but has very pretty, zesty aromas that remind me of blood oranges.

Price to Quality Ratio: 2/5 –  At $24, this is pretty expensive for good-but-not-amazing rosé.

Overall Score: 14/20. Meh. The price-to-quality ratio is too low here for me to recommend this, but if you see it on a restaurant list and someone else is paying, go for it!

Goes With: Dinner with your parents at a farm to table restaurant. You had a $32 entree that seemed to consist of mostly farro, charred leaves, and twigs and answered questions about your love life as vaguely as possible.

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