2018 Quady North GSM Rosé

Rogue Valley
Southern Oregon
Oregon

12.4% alcohol

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Did you know you can drink rosé all year long? Myth busted! We love rosé all day, with many different foods and whether it’s freezing outside or warm and sunny! So take a page out of the Winerabbler book and start sipping pink wines, regardless of the season.

If you haven’t heard of Quady North, you should check them out! Started by Herb Quady, the winery celebrates Southern Oregon in such fun and innovative ways. The Quady North tasting room is in a super-cute, old historic building on a busy corner as you enter the tiny town of Jacksonville, Oregon. If you can’t visit in person, click on their website link below to place your order online.

GSM is shorthand in the wine industry for Grenache, Syrah & Mourvedre, three grape varietals often used together since they complement each other so well. This GMS rosé blend is approximately 48% Grenache, 42% Syrah, 9% Mourvedre, and a bonus splash of 1% Counoise. 

This wine was a pretty rose gold color with aromas of unripe peaches, honeydew melons and mineral notes of wet stone and gravel. Sipping it, I discovered notes of ripe strawberries, clementines, honeydew melon, more red fruits of raspberries and cherries, coupled with the most unusual flavor… cotton candy!! Yup, I think this is a first for me. Never have I used the words cotton candy to describe a wine before. But don’t let the cotton candy fool you, this wine has plenty of tartness to balance out those sweet cotton candy notes.

Drink this wine in front of a fire while eating lobster bisque, a cheese and charcuterie board or a spinach salad with cranberries and hazelnuts.

SRP $22.50

https://www.quadynorth.com

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About the Author: Michele Francisco

Michele Francisco, a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines, is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. Her passion leads some to believe she's got wine running through her veins. Contact Michele at michele@winerabble.com & be sure to visit her online portfolio at www.michelefrancisco.com.

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