Sunday, August 9, 2015

Rocks By Cornerstone

*Samples Received*

Always enjoy this time of year when the new releases hit the streets especially  Rocks by Cornerstone.....White, Red and Rose. Versatile fun food friendly wines meant to drink now. Share these with friends at your next dinner party or cocktail get together. They taste more expensive than their price tag!

I started with the 2014 White Rocks a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Orange Muscat. Aromas of peach, grapefruit and tangerine with a citrus zest. Crisp and tropical on the nose. The mouth explodes with flavor sweet peach, pink grapefruit, ripe pear and sliced tangerine, with a lemon zest finish. The longer I taste a hint of green apple. Intriguing complexity of flavors and really tasty. I paired this with Mongolian Chicken. Quality juice Craig!

Up next is big brother 2013 Red Rocks a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Pinot Noir. Nice earthy aroma . The fruit is big with blackberry, cherry, raspberry and blueberry with a white pepper spice. Excellent juicy character with cherry and blackberry followed by smooth blueberry. The finish is long with a nice earthy/spice tone. I paired this with bbq baby back ribs and I declare a home run!

Last wine of the tasting was the 2014 Rocks Rose a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet, Pinot Noir and Syrah. At first glance this is a deeper red colored rose not your salmon or light red. The nose exhibits aromas of strawberry, cherry, black raspberry and a hint of black pepper, anise and liquorice. The mouth is full of red juicy jammy fruit with the strawberry and cherry flowing nicely into a spicy finish. Simple and soft. Might just be my favorite of the evening. Paired with fresh salmon patties and wild delicious.

Now who wants to stop by Cornerstone Cellars and grab your own bottles of Rocks!


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