I’m really enjoying Reif Estate Winery’s “Tarot Card Collection,” of wines. A few months ago I sampled “The Fool” Gamay Nouveau and most recently had the opportunity to sip their “Fortune” Cabarnet Rose. I enjoyed this bottle with a few of my old coworkers. Served chilled on a patio in mid June it was the perfect accompaniment to catch up conversations.
This is Reif’s first Bordeaux blend rose made up of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. The rouge liquid is off dry with aromas of field strawberries and raspberries and an herb undertone of rosemary. Flavours of candied strawberries, raspberries, citrus notes and finishing with cranberries and a refreshing acidity.