One thing that’s been made abundantly clear this summer is that the Long Island region has no shortage of amazing rosés. This one, named for Marjorie McCall, McCall Wines founder Russ McCall’s mother, Marjorie’s Rosé, is yet another absolutely stunning example of exceptional Long Island rosés. The sustainably farmed grapes for this wine are hand picked and crushed with a very short skin contact time to impart the lovely pale pink color of this rosé.
This wine is so soft and smooth and easily drinkable; the one problem you may have with it is how fast it disappears from your glass. This rosé is created with a combination of 51% syrah and 49% merlot. It is fruit forward and filled with the flavors of black cherry and ripe raspberry.
The wine is fermented in stainless steel and aged for three months before bottling. While this wine is perfect for picnics and barbecues, it is also sophisticated enough for seafood dinners, lobster, shrimp, oysters, and clams. Also, a perfect complement for light summer dishes like salads and fruits.
This wine drinks wonderfully on its own too. The bottle is elegant, and the wine is the color of a lovely summer sunset. Don’t let the easy opening screw-top fool you, this wine would make a fantastic gift for any discerning rosé lover.
Hardest thing to believe about this wine is the price. At only $20, Marjorie’s Rosé drinks well above its price point. This is a great wine to stock up on whether to bring to outdoor events or to enjoy on rainy summer nights inside.
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