Dobbins Creek Rosé — Wine Review

Dinner this evening proved an interesting challenge for the wine pairing.  On the menu was a honey Sriracha fried chicken with cheddar waffles.  This was a somewhat last-minute menu swap, so I was hoping that the Dobbins Creek Rosé  would pair nicely.  And it did, quite nicely.

Named after the location where the grapes are planted, Hemric Mtn, the Dobbins Creek Rosé is a dry wine made up of a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.  The deep pink color is nearly red and crystal clear.  The nose is full of netted melons and hint of warm smooth spices.  The strawberry flavors that are predominant in the first few sips soon subside to a more mellow complex flavor, hard to describe, yet very pleasing.  Cloves, cinnamon and ginger all come to mind.  The finish comes very late in the wine and is delicate and blissful.

If you’re ever looking for a wine to pair with chicken and waffles, this one should be on your list.  If you’re not in the area, a Sauvignon Blanc, a Beaujolais or even a Chambourcin.  You also can never go wrong with a nice bubbly.  For more ideas, read up on it here.

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Posted by Matt Kemberling

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