Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wine Review: Bridge Lane Rosé 2016

Bridge Lane Rosé 2016

Lieb Cellars is back yet again on the blog for Round 3! To read all the reviews I've done on this Long Island winery, as well as their great story, check out A Brief History of Lieb Cellars - On the North Fork of Long Island, New York!

This go around I'll be tackling two Bridge Lane label items, 2015 Sauvignon Blanc and 2016 Rosé, and two Lieb Cellar label items, 2015 Reserve Pinot Blanc and 2014 Reserve Petit Verdot.

Bridge Lane is Lieb's entry level label, with the place of origin listed as New York State rather then Long Island. Their 2016 Rosé is Cabernet Franc based. You know I love me some Cab Franc so I'm looking forward to this! It has an 11.9% ABV and 0% residual sugar.

Janis Joplin drinking wine backstage at Woodstock
I need some summer music with this rosé! So I'm going on a Janis Joplin binge as my music selection for the writing of this review, starting with Summertime. She was just the greatest, man. An absolute legend that blows me away every time I listen to her.

Rosé is killing it again this year! It wasn't that long ago that it seemed to be more of a winery and producer push than a consumer demand. We'd get a shit ton of rosé to sell in the spring and nobody was buying it up! Now, for the second year in a row, it's hard to keep it on the shelf! People are drinking it like water and it's so awesome to see, because rosé itself is awesome.

This rosé is copper in color. A chalky minerality overlays aromas of peach, lemon zest and watermelon candy. It's light and crisp with sharp acidity, making it a great rosé for porch pounding. There's flavors of watermelon and strawberry, with a big burst of lemon soda on the finish with an uplift of mouth watering acidity.

Summer chugger, dude. This is just made for mid-day drinking on the padio, followed by a nap in the hammock. The price may be a bit steep for what it is, but spending those few extra bucks to support New York wines is worth it.

Price: $18
Rating: 3/5 = Satisfying (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.


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