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2018 Aglianico Rose
Heringer Estates, Clarksburg
Hello spring flowers at the farmers market! It's that aroma that envelops you as you walk by the florist's stall on a warm spring morning; it's that aroma that envelops you as you breathe in this rosé. Swirl to release appetizing scents of red fruits as well: red raspberry, pomegranate, wild strawberry. Lift the nose just above the glass to find some savory notes as well — perhaps some kind of dried herb. The palate is soft, light, delicate, with a lovely acidity that elevates the freshness of the fruits, the vivacity of those florals. Dominant flavors are of raspberries, wild strawberries, lemon curd, potpourri, herbs de Provence (there's that dried herb). Let the wine linger in your mouth, lips closed, exhale through the nose and find yet a tertiary aroma and flavor—the subtle, but unctuous, umami element of perfectly poached salmon.
~ Stacy Briscoe