Happy St. Patrick's Day! I know this is traditionally a holiday marked by corned beef and cabbage and green beer, but I'm not much of a beer drinker, so what to pair with my lovely dinner that's been simmering all day long? Thankfully I received a case of 2015 Seven Hills Dry Rose of Cabernet Franc with my wine club shipment last week and that should be perfect!
The wine is a lovely, light peach color in the glass, and at certain angles it almost appears to be a white wine. The nose presents aromas of peach, mango and a hint of orange blossom. The taste is just wonderful, with a blast of floral notes up front that transition nicely to some flavors of grapefruit, watermelon and a hint of spice midpalate. The finish is crisp and refreshing as I am not imagining how this wine will be on the patio during a pleasant July evening.
Overall, I would rate this wine a solid 8, it one of the nicest roses I've had from Washington, and they keep getting better every year. As mentioned earlier, I am enjoying this wine with my traditional corned beef and cabbage with red potatoes and cabbage, as the fresh fruit and acidity cuts nicely through the richness of the corned beef. Cheers!