First the wine….
Upon opening the wine, there was an exciting hint of a mineral flint sensation on the nose, reminding me of a fine French Chablis. The refreshing variety of melons; watermelon and cantaloupe; along with green apple, provide a light fruit flavor. The delicate tannin provides just the right amount tingle sensation for a clean finish.
We enjoyed this wine with a spicy chicken wing dish, and were glad the wine provided cooling relief while retaining its structure. I anticipate this would go well with summer barbecues and Chesapeake style crab feasts, to cool down the kick of ‘Old Bay Seasoning”
I encourage you to consider serving this wine for your summer events; Bridal Showers, Graduation parties, Weddings, Sunday Brunches. Think of serving this as an alternative to Champagne, it is that beautiful in the glass!
Now the winemakers….
Before even opening a wine to drink I read the labels, front and back. Labels provide a lot of information, not only about the wine, but the region, the vineyard, etc. When I got my hands on this bottle, what struck me the most is what is missing… the names of the winemakers. This wine is made from a group of dedicated Napa Valley winemakers who believe in purpose, to give back to the community, and who are doing it without personal promotion.
100% of the net proceeds from the sale of Charity Case wines are donated to charities in and around Napa County California.
2008 Charity Case Rose
Available in Napa Valley wine retailers and on line at http://www.VintagePointCellars.com
* This wine was provided as a sample.