2021 Burning Kiln Broken Needle Rose

We were in the Long Point area for birding and decided to stop by Burning Kiln … I haven’t been back since 2019 and it’s always nice to see what’s new! We previously tasted the 2016 Curemans Chard so I tried the 2021 vintage but it was a lot milder than I prefer. We’d previously tasted the 2016 M1 which is a merlot based Apassimento wine which I was impressed with so we tried the current vintage, 2020 which was positively delicious but the price has skyrocketed from $49.95 for the 2016, which was already pushing my price limit, to the 2020 at $69.95 … Sadly out of the reach for what I’m willing to pay. Quite disappointing …

The 2021 Broken Needle pinot noir is a pale strawberry color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely vibrant rich red wine like notes, firm ripe strawberries, and lots of lovely complexity in the mouth. For a rose this is a very good one. On the medium length finish the wine displays nice acidity and citrus notes that dance nicely on the tongue especially noticeable without food. Nice and dry. I have to admit, I’m surprised they haven’t yet sold through the 2021 vintage, the 2022 is ready to be released and they are on the cusp of a switch over. I actually think this wine might have some life left in it, maybe even another year or two … not that Roses are made for storing … I would give this wine a solid 88, sadly only available from the winery for $21.95 …

From the winery’s web site:

Broken Needle | Pinot Noir Rosé

Dry rosé with notes of strawberry, raspberry, lime zest, pineapple, and freshly baked brioche.

Dry  |  RS 3.0g/L  |  13.0% Alc/Vol

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