Over the month of July, I really expanded my palette in the rosé world! My wines have gotten a little pricier and I’m finding that it makes a difference. That being said, I still love a cheap bottle of wine. Without further ado, here are my July rosé reviews!
Spade & Sparrows Rosé
Spade & Sparrows is crushable, aka you can down the fucking bottle (hydrating). This wine has sweet whispers of strawberry, with a lighter taste than you think and want… but it is refreshing. It’s good but… nah – it’s too sweet for a dry. It left us wanting more, and TBH Spade & Sparrows reminds me of a dry Wild Vines with more alcohol content, and not in a good way. Essentially I think this wine is pretending to be something it’s not. Unfortunately, I think my expectations were high for this wine and they just weren’t met at all. Sorry Kaitlyn Bristowe.
Meg’s Rating: 6.8/10
To me, this feels like a special occasion rosé, thanks to its Champagne feel. The faint vintage colour makes it feel fancy af. Argento rosé is on the dryer side – it just whispers your palette. Crisp and fresh, this baby is tart from the start and lingers. I would say this rosé is perfect for a froze mixed with real fruit (I’m thinking watermelon, strawberries) with some brie and crackers of course. Is this a repeat buy? I’m not sure, but I think it’s a no for me dawg.
Meg’s Rating: 7/10
Pair with: I’d go fish, seafood and grilled white meats
Wayne Gretzy Rosé
This hockey legend wine tastes fucking classy and fresh like a winter breeze and smooth like a fresh zamboni’d hockey rink. Okay, enough hockey references.
This is how rosé should taste in my opinion. It has a perfect base, solid foundation, and is treat to your tastebuds. There are no fruity undertones, just a crispy af wine. You know that alcoholic lingering burn after you take a drink? This just washes away. It’s got a clean aftertaste like ice water that’s deliciously alcoholic. This is a true adult wine, I just might share it with you so you can experience it…but not much 😉
Meg’s Rating: 9.2/10
Pair with: I’d say veggie stir-fry.
I wanted to drink this on the dock at the cottage but then I feared it would suck and I would regret popping it there. I can confirm it doesn’t suck and I’d drink this at a cottage. This wine is gorgeous, and believe it or not, it sparkles (or maybe I was just excited to drink it and made that up). Miraval is a fun af wine. Fresh, tasty, and hydrating, it has a light-bodied flavour. I get faint honey and apricot notes. Yes, I’d buy again. Yes, I’d drink on a dock.
Meg’s Rating: 7.9/10
Pair with: I’d pair with chicken, or summer salads to keep it light and fresh.