A few months ago I mentioned that I had tried a varietal wine made of 100% Bobal grapes. I liked it, so my blog friend whirlaway let me know when they saw this Rosé made from Bobal mentioned in a Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer. Thank you, whirlaway, for giving me a heads up! I definitely wanted to see what this one was like.
Wine: Spanish Rosé
Appellation: Utiel-Requena DOP, Spain
Price: $5.99 at Trader Joe’s
Notes: In the glass this wine was fairly dark for a rosé. It was pink, yes, but a dark pink. It was light-bodied, and acidity was OK. On the palate this Albero seemed dryer than it’s 12.5% alcohol content would suggest. Tannins were light with a late onset. Flavors for me included tart cherry, spice notes and a bitter woody finish. It was interesting to try a blush wine made from Bobal grapes. I think, however, that I want to try some more Bobal red selections. This Rosé was not my personal favorite.