Las Jaras 2018 Old Vine Carignan Rosé – 750ml Bottle


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Open the bottle of the Las Jaras 2017 Rosé of Carignan and smell, oddly, a bit of rare-meat umami coming out of the bottle. The wine pours nearly clear with just the faintest peachy hue. In the glass, this rosé is a beautiful amber—bright and luminescent. Initial aromas are all about flowers, like a light potpourri. There’s also a subtle hint of nuttiness, like almonds with its skins intact, and just the slightest aroma of wild strawberries lingering in the background. Swirl, breathe in, and still the wine is more savory than anything else, marked with that initial umami, those nuts, and then, as if just wafting in an early-autumn breeze, the fruit aromas of strawberry, cranberry, and dried apple.

The palate of the Las Jaras 2017 Rosé of Carignan is light, crisp, and oh-so-delectably dry. Again, the fruit takes a back seat and, thus, the palate is left completely clean on the finish. Dominant flavors are of nut skins, peach skins, dried flowers, citrus zest, orange blossoms, and just a hint of white pepper leaning toward the finish.