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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Bodegas Añadas Care Rosado 2006

Normally when I think of Big Pink I think of The Band, but now I'm beginning to associate the term with a certain type of rosé wines.

One such example is the Care Rosado 2006 from Bodgeas Añadas. Half Cabernet Sauvignon and half Tempranillo, this Spanish wine has a bright raspberry color, plenty of body, and a 14 percent alcohol content. The nose suggests strawberries with a whiff of rose petal; it's like a fresh berry salad with a little watermelon rind on the palate, and the finish is long and dry. At $11, this would be a good rosé to experiment with if you still associate pink wines with White Zins, and an excellent beverage to sip while getting the grill ready on a warm summer afternoon.
M. Zane Grey, 8:02 AM