Bias up front, I’m not a big Rose lover. This one is pinot noir based. Light in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some nice light fruity flavors, think strawberries. The wine is on the light side on the finish with not a lot going on. The sugar and alcohol are well under control. This would be a very good patio wine for sitting on the patio and sipping. Quite refreshing served cold. For what it is I would give it an 87-88. Just don’t look for a great deal of complexity out of this wine and it might be just what your looking for!
From the LCBO web site (for a different year than I tasted):
MEGALOMANIAC PINK SLIP PINOT NOIR ROSÉ 2011 VINTAGES 85126 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 17.95
This is a VQA wine
Made in: Ontario, Canada By: John Howard Cellars of Distinction
Release Date: May 12, 2012
14.0% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content: 15 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
The natural beguiling qualities of Pinot Noir translate very well here to make an inspired rosé. Attractive light salmon pink colour leads to aromas of wild strawberry, blueberry, spring flowers and tangerine. Fairly dry with a blast of pretty fruit flavours followed by super refreshing acidity. There’s even a hint of tannin holding the whole package together. The finish is round and fruity. Try with grilled lamb chops. (VINTAGES panel, March 2012)