Orin Swift

Fragile Rosé Grenache Blend

8.479 ratings
8.69 pro ratings
Côtes Catalanes, Roussillon, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

Fragile - I don't believe it’s pronounced frah-ghee-lay - has a big, bright nose full of big, bright red fruit. A bit of heat pokes its head through, too, owing to the 15% alcohol content. That cherry-red fruit comes through on the palate as well, with a boatload of acidity to boot. The winery notes say Fragile pairs well with lighter fare and warm, sunny days. I'd have it with pork chops in a heartbeat.

Fragile - I don't believe it’s pronounced frah-ghee-lay - has a big, bright nose full of big, bright red fruit. A bit of heat pokes its head through, too, owing to the 15% alcohol content. That cherry-red fruit comes through on the palate as well, with a boatload of acidity to boot. The winery notes say Fragile pairs well with lighter fare and warm, sunny days. I'd have it with pork chops in a heartbeat.

Mar 19th, 2019
Michael Chelus

Cherry, strawberry, watermelon, raspberry, slate and cranberry. Great acidity and balance.

Cherry, strawberry, watermelon, raspberry, slate and cranberry. Great acidity and balance.

Aug 13th, 2018
Jack Hagler

Very smooth. Not tart at all as reported by other reviewers. Perhaps sitting two years mellowed it. Delicious wine for easy summer drinking. This is a repeat for me. UPDATE: While I don't agree with the other reviewers regarding taste and flavor, I do concur regarding alcohol level. Oh my, this hits quick, especially since it is such a drinkable wine (IMO).

Very smooth. Not tart at all as reported by other reviewers. Perhaps sitting two years mellowed it. Delicious wine for easy summer drinking. This is a repeat for me. UPDATE: While I don't agree with the other reviewers regarding taste and flavor, I do concur regarding alcohol level. Oh my, this hits quick, especially since it is such a drinkable wine (IMO).

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2017
Ashley Miano

Yuck. Harsh high alcohol no flavor zero fruit bitter acidity... Such a disappointment maybe some time in the bottle will do it well

Yuck. Harsh high alcohol no flavor zero fruit bitter acidity... Such a disappointment maybe some time in the bottle will do it well

1 person found it helpfulMar 12th, 2016
TJ Maxwell

15.3 alcohol!!!!! Whack rose

15.3 alcohol!!!!! Whack rose

1 person found it helpfulMar 10th, 2016
Sarah-Fey Rumbarger

Really cool rosé. Full bodied , drinks like a light red. Would love to taste it beside the D66.

Really cool rosé. Full bodied , drinks like a light red. Would love to taste it beside the D66.

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2016
Logan Hooper

The alcohol content of this wine isn't really helping it's bitter taste; rosés are often refreshing, but this one leaves one starved for anything else. I'm not trying to drink a vodka and water with a spalsh of bitter cranberry juice.

The alcohol content of this wine isn't really helping it's bitter taste; rosés are often refreshing, but this one leaves one starved for anything else. I'm not trying to drink a vodka and water with a spalsh of bitter cranberry juice.

1 person found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2015
P Plusquellec

Little going on, except excess alcohol

Little going on, except excess alcohol

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2015
Cindy Cammack

My least favorite Rose of the season. Nice color but lacks flavor. Finishes a bit bitter.

My least favorite Rose of the season. Nice color but lacks flavor. Finishes a bit bitter.

1 person found it helpfulJul 28th, 2015
Jeff Lander

Big but decent rosé character. Like a big Bandol in style with less complexity. For #tourdefrance stage 9. Looking for more elegance.

Big but decent rosé character. Like a big Bandol in style with less complexity. For #tourdefrance stage 9. Looking for more elegance.

Jul 11th, 2016