A Complex and Rewarding Rosé For Under $9

Charles & Charles 2014 Rosé

Columbia Valley AVA

72% Syrah, 8% Mourvedre, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Grenache, 3% Cinsault, 3% Counoise

Purchase price: $7.87

I recently tried several rosés priced from $6 to $15 and will cover three from Washington State that I found were crafted very well and had consistent quality over the past two or three vintages. This is the third of three wine being reviewed.

From the website:

The Charles & Charles project is a collaboration between Charles Smith and Charles Bieler of Three Thieves, Bieler Père et Fils, and Sombra Mezcal. The Charles & Charles portfolio includes a red blend and rosé from Columbia Valley vineyards (also available in kegs). With an abstract play on the American Flag (designed by the historic Nashville poster shop, Hatch Show Print), the labels showcase the intent to provoke thought of the future while honoring the past

My tasting notes:

This is a great rosé for the money. I recently tasted more than ten rosés from Washington State and several more from California, France and Canada.

The Charles and Charles Rosé opens with subtle aromas of strawberries, raspberries and tropical citrus notes. There is a nice balance of fresh fruit flavors of strawberry, tart cherry and raspberries that carry on to a nice mineral/citrus finish. The wine is harmoniously balanced and offer a generous mouth feel. It was one of the lowest priced rosés tasted and I would rank it as one of the top quality to price ratio (QPR) wines tasted.

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My Impression: 85-Points

2015-08-17 Charles & Charles Rosé Review

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