Rosé: 100% Rose of Grenache
REGION: US: California
AVERAGE RETAIL: $10-12
What they say about it:
“Hogwash is all about fun in the warm summer months. Who could deny that most of our favorite summertime memories involve cold pink rose, toes in the sand, body surfing, and a plate full of pork. The design is as simple as the winemaking itself, basic components, clear expression, and simple satisfaction. “
What I say about it:
I was making a rack of ribs for dinner and a nice rosé was in order. I spotted the Hogwash Rosé in the meger winter selection of Rosé wine at my local QFC supermarket. The pig on the label jumped out at me and sometimes that’s all it takes to take a chance.
So out of the bottle and into the glass….The color is pink to peach with a slight light orange and cranberry hue. Very clean and bright.
The nose is full of berries with strawberries being front and center. A touch of vanilla and lavender with a slight sweet musky note as well.
On tasting, watermelon and strawberries were my first impression with a slight slate (minerally) finish that was a little short but pleasant but a little on the acidic side. The wine is sweet and it’s lower alcohol (12.9%) makes this a very easily drinkable wine to accompany BBQ, picnic meals and other food associated with summertime. Overall it’s a decent Rosé but nothing spectacular. I’d drink it again but not search it out.
Would Bukowski drink it? Why not? I will drink anything.
Overall Rating: 2 BUKS