Rascal Oregon Rosé
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@Jackinga goes all psychoceramic in this Lab Rat Report this would be a good one to lay in in anticipation of lazy days and light meals to come.
2021 Rascal Rosé, Oregon
$180.00/Case for 12x 2021 Rascal Rosé, Oregon at Rascal
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2021 Rascal Oregon Rosé
6 bottles for $64.99 $10.83/bottle + $1.33/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $104.99 $8.75/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
Well this is a blast from the past 2012 B-day I bought a case of their Pinot for $6.25 a bottle it was a good wine and well made! In fact it’s what got me into Oregon Pinot, had no idea they were still around.
An easy drinker. Very soft. Floral and fruity. Little to no lingering after taste, and certainly no tannins that I could detect. Despite the <8.9 g/l residual sugar, I wouldn’t characterize this wine as sweet. But then it isn’t bone dry either; not brut, nor demi sec, but more sec, I think. Overall, it’s a pretty nice glass, so nice that this is the kind of wine that one can easily over consume. Despite the 12% ABV, there is no alcohol taste. It is just that pleasant.
This is the kind of wine that one could enjoy just sittin’ on the veranda, or by the pool, come May and later. I didn’t pair it with food as yet, but it would go well with fish, I think – say a salmon en papillote for dinner, or even eggs poblano a’ la Jacques Pépin for brunch (one of my favorites).
The price seems quite attractive on a case basis, so this would be a good one to lay in in anticipation of lazy days and light meals to come.
The wine is named “Rascal” in honor of a Golden Retriever, a breed of which I think the world. As a dog lover, I am proud to see that a contribution to The Humane Society is made for each purchase. That’s a good thing.
The only sad note in doing this Lab Rat review was owing to my carelessness, I managed to break one of my Casemates glasses, while maneuvering the bottle and the glass for a photo. Woe is me, for I have been super careful with my two Casemates glasses. I have husbanded them during and after use over the years, just to tap one with a bowl which I was moving out of the frame. I hate it when that happens.
Yet if it had to happen, I am glad that I am the one responsible. Maybe I will have another wee glass of Rascal in memory of my psychoceramic** Casemates glass.
**a psychoceramic is a cracked pot.
@Jackinga @winedavid49 Great review
Send us more C’mate glasses, please!
@Jackinga Sorry to hear about the glass! I’m recently mourning the loss of my CM corkscrew
This is my first time getting the magic email - thanks for the opportunity Alice! After having the sniffles for what seems like a month, my wife & my senses returned just in time to give this a proper taste.
We chilled it and drank in the 40s for initial impressions. You’ll see from the picture that it’s a bit darker than most roses, though the chill of the bottle makes it look cloudier than it is. In the glass the wine is crisp and clear with a rose gold quality, peachy rose if you will. Produced some leg on the glass.
Nose is mild and dainty. A bit of lemongrass and very mild strawberry with some jammy qualities. Like if a strawberry flavor came in pear intensity. 8/10.
Our first sip was sans food and we were a bit mixed on the qualities. One was crisp with a mild butter texture and a hint of cherry. The other was more acidic with a very mild citrus (light orange) and a bit of alcohol on the finish. 6/10
We paired it with a hot honey pizza next and it stood up well to the spice. On the particularly hot bites, the wine’s sweetness shone through and provided a nice balance. That was a unique moment with the wine. 7/10
After 25 minutes in the glass, the buttery texture became clearer. Front palette remained consistent with the first sip for both, we agreed mid palate was a bit flat & finish was fruity and even. 7/10
After an hour in the glass, the strawberry came through stronger. With some dark chocolate dessert, the zip and heat from earlier was gone. Unsurprisingly, a fuller wine at room temp. 7/10
Overall we thought it was a 7/10 and enjoyed the process of comparing notes for this review. Didn’t knock our socks off, but a solid summer sipper. At the case price it strikes a good QPR.
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: tax and shipping are not included in savings calculations).
2021 Rascal Oregon Rosé - $25 = 19.23%
Not a rose but a blend and a strange one for sure. Did they blend all their left over wine? Would be nice to know.
@losthighwayz thought it odd myself, a rose with only 9% red grapes in the blend
Just a little reminder!