Fizziotherapy Rosée 2011 – Therapy Vineyards (Naramata, BC, Canada)

  • My Rating: [C]

Fizziotherapy Rosé 2011 – Therapy Vineyards, 14.0% ABV, 750 ml., (Naramata, BC, Canada) (*local BC wine*)


on the back label:

“Make sure to stretch your jaw muscles with this deliciously off-dry and frothy wine. Intense aromas of strawberries, red flowers and cherry play nicely with the fruity, full bodied rosé.

Packed with bubbles and strawberry flavour this Pinot Noir and Merlot Rosé is the perfect aperitif or enjoyed with fresh Okanagan fruits and summer sun. Produced slightly off-dry frizzante style.”

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  • Style: (rosé) Sparkling Wine
  • Taste: Alcoholic muddly strawberry off-dry tart non-refreshing
  • Where I got it :Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
  • How much: $25 (after 10% off), September 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to sparkling wine aficionados: no

Visual: (cellard for 5 years). Bottle cap top. Pours clear blush pink with bubbles hugging the glass. Drank almost flat after cellaring for so long so I injected it with some CO2.

Nose: strawberry, tangy-sour acidity. (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: crisp-alcoholic bitter

Mid-palate: tart, persistent alcohol presence, (lvl-2-sweetness), strawberry, slightly salty

Finish: cherry exhale, off-dry sticky gums, residual fruity

Summary: The alcoholic appears right from the start, causing the berry flavours to become muddled and disoriented. Didn’t enjoy the therapy and won’t be coming back for a second session.

La Frenz Rosé 2009 (Canada)

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La Frenz Rosé 2009, 12.0% ABV – 750ml, (Penticton, BC, Canada)

from the La Frenz website:

“This dark salmon pink rosé is brimming with a kaleidoscope of red fruits including freshly picked strawberries and cranberries. Enjoy chilled with salmon and fresh summer salads.”

  • Style: (Vintage) Rosé
  • My Rating: C+
  • Taste Profile: fruity strawberry/acidity -> herbacious cranberry/tart/sour -> warm alcoholic finish.
  • Where I got it: Direct website order
  • How much: $18, Aug 2010
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to rosé wine aficionados: no

Tasting notes: pours light cranberry red with a pinkish hue. Alcoholic sour strawberries on the nose. Drinks with the fruity strawberries as advertised, 6/10-acidic sourness, light herbaciousness, cranberry aroma and 7/10-tartness, 3-10/sweetness, finishing with a lingering tart/sour off-dry, warm alcoholic finish. Medium complexity, med depth, good transitions, decent drinkability. An easy-going wine.

Moulin des Costes 2010 Bandol – Domaines Bunan (France)

Moulin des Costes 2010 Bandol – Domaines Bunan, 13.5% ABV – 750ml, (Bandal, Provence, France)

  • Style: (Bandol) Rosé
  • Winner of Medaille d’Argent Paris 2011
  • Bandol reds and rosés are made up of at leas t50% mourvedre grapes
  • the rosés typically have spicy, earthy, and strawberry aromas

My notes:

  • My Rating: C
  • Profile: Dry -> Fruity -> Alcohol -> Sour -> Flat finish
  • Where I got it: Liberty Wines
  • How much: $38, Feb 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to wine aficionados: mmm, no

Tasting notes: pours a medium-light pink with extreme clarity. A very strawberry-red field berry fruity and inviting nose. Upon sipping, it comes off as dry, notes of strawberry,mild tinging spice, alcohol warmth in the mids, medium-high sour (7/10) acidity near the finish, and a flat carry. Not my type of wine.