Saturday, January 24, 2015

January Wine Review: 2013 Wonderful Wine Co. Rosé from Club W


At the end of last month, I decided to sign up with Club W, which is a wine subscription box. I did not order my first box right away as money was tight. However, I still wanted to have an account set up because I knew I was going to order before my birthday. Then Club W made me an offer I could not refuse -- two free bottles of wine -- so I placed my first order. Each order has to contain at least three wines for a box to be shipped so with the discount I only paid or one bottle.
I love wine but I do not drink often. In fact, 2013 and 2014 were dry years for me. Therefore, this subscription box was like a little treat for me that would last a while. For January, I am trying the 2013 Wonderful Wine Co. Rosé.

2013 WWC Rosé Specifications

Of course, the wine's vintage is 2013 made in Castilla y Leon, Spain. It is a Spanish rosé with a fruity scent. The 2013 WWC Rosé is made from Tempranillo grapes with hints of strawberry and white peach notes.

As a rosé, it is great for day drinking and is best for drinking during warmer weather. However, I say if you simply like this traditionally seasonal wine, then consume it whenever you want to. It can be paired with any food, so you do not need to fix anything fancy. I prefer rosé chilled I've read that some sommelier's (wine stewards) say it should be served at room temperature. Again, I say do whatever floats your boat or tastebuds.

Is the 2013 WWC Rosé Worth It?

In my opinion, yes the 2013 WWC Rosé is worth a try. It dies have a fruity aroma to it. The pink hue is delicious in of itself. The taste is pleasant. This is not a sweet rosé, which is perfect for me. It is fruity. While I barely taste the strawberry, the white peach really shines giving the rosé a brighter flavor than I had expected. There is an acidic, dry finish to the wine that reminds me of white zinfandel.

I had a glass of the rosé with my dinner. The rosé was paired with a bacon-wrapped, herb crusted sea trout and a simple garden salad. I highly recommend a dish that has fresh tomatoes in it. This wine seems to dance on the tongue after you take a bite of fresh tomato.

Final Thoughts about the 2013 WWC Rosé 

I personally like the 2013 WWC Rosé. This of course is based upon its price point of $13.00 - $16.99. For an inexpensive wine, it is of good quality.

If you are new to drinking wine or prefer sweet wines then this might not be for you. For a sweet palate, this rosé could come across as bitter. If you are willing to expand your palette the 2013 WWC Rosé is a good starter wine to try.

Have any of you tried the 20113 Wonderful Wine Co. Rosé yet?

What is your favorite type of wine to drink?

If you are interested in trying out the 2013 Wonderful Wine Co. Rosé and subscribing to Club W, then click this link to receive $13.00 off your first box. I am not sure how long the promotion will last. You can skip a month if you need to and add additional wines to your box. Please be advised the following states Club W is unable to ship to because shipping restrictions: AK, AL, AR, DE, HI, KY, MS, OK, PA, RI, SD and UT.

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