Rubentis Getariako Txakolina Hondarrabi Beltza Hondarrabi Zuri Rosé Blend 2017

It's sunny and just over 30°F today, so fire in the chimnea time! First flames of 2019.

Nose is more steely then prior bottles with Cherry-Lime-Strawberry today.
Palate is more mineral biased today as well, perhaps the ambient temperature is restrained or changing it slightly, Strawberry-Lime is still dominant.

A good bottle, still a few left in the cellar, looking forward to the 2018 version. I still hold that 2017 was good, but not as good as 2016. We have one bottle of 2016 left and I'll do a three vintage comparison sometime in May when the new vintages generally land on the East Coast.

I still advise everyone, this is probably the best QPR in rosé, period.
— 12 days ago

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Love this wine. And the white is great too.


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