Written By Treve Ring Libations / Rosé Aug 22, 2011 40 Knots Winery Rosé 2010 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest40 KnotsRosé 2010Comox, Vancouver Island, BC$21-25 available at winery and select private liquor stores +168195www.40knotswinery.com It’s the last few weeks of summer, so why not enjoy it? Drink rose! We’ve earned it, after the wet and dreary spring, and lack-luster bluster of July. It’s sunny, the school-bell September countdown is on, and we have to enjoy every moment.It’s hard not to enjoy, when you’re faced with a cheery sipper like 40 Knots Rosé. Vancouver Islands’ newest, this Comox winery has left the gate strong, propelled by a cohesive marketing and packaging program, sharp and memorable label and name, and, importantly, well tended juice.Owners Bill and Michal Montgomery fell in love with the wind swept, sun-saturated 24 acre site when they happened upon it in 1996. To help achieve opening a winery as a second, later-life career, ex-tugboat fleet manager Bill Montgomery hired a youthful, dynamic team. Natasha Ponich, winemaker and Matt Rademakers, vineyard manager, are overseen by Canadian consulting winemaker Christine Leroux (ex-of Inniskillin Okanagan, and now advising for Quinta Ferreira, Oliver Twist, and Thornhaven). In addition to the Rosé, the winery has released Pinot Gris ($22.00), Chardonnay ($23.00) and Pinot Noir ($25.00).The 2010 Rosé will most likely be the last in this form, dominated by Merlot (which is being replanted with a much-more Islands friendly Pinot Auxerrois). The off-dry blend is 85% Merlot, 10% Pinot Noir and 5% Chardonnay. Youthful, juicy strawberry and raspberry on the nose and palate, laced with herb tinged minerality and laden with bright and shiny acidity to buoy the residual sugar. Lingering and pleasant yellow plum finish. It would be so easy to down this on the patio in the late days of summer – which is how I recommend enjoying it. Only 60 Cases were made, so seek it out quickly – before summer, and this rosé, is gone. Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommends40 Knots Winery Rosé 2010The off-dry blend is 85% Merlot, 10% Pinot Noir and 5% Chardonnay. Youthful juicyfruit strawberry and raspberry on the nose and palate, laced with herb tinged minerality and laden with bright and shiny acidity to buoy the residual sugar. Lingering yellow plum finish. It would be so easy to down this on the patio in the late days of summer – which is how I recommend enjoying it. Only 60 Cases were made, so seek it out quickly – before summer, and this rosé, is gone.RoseVancouver Islandwine review SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.