Stuart Robinson
02 March 2011

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4, Orange Rose 2009

This particular wine is crafted by 4 friends who work in the Orange wine community.  Very little about it appears on the internet and the address on the label leads me to the Union Bank Wine Bar in Orange.  A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz grown specifically for the wine, it opens with juicy red berry aromas and a hint of some drying cranberry.  

The palate shows no breadth or depth to speak of - not uncommon in Roses - instead the finish is where the action happens.  It shows the typical savoury, drying finish of the type of wines the Rose Revolution was promoting.  There's a touch of bitter acid at the conclusion and even a touch of tannin in there too. 

Tip: don't serve too cold as this masks some of the concentrated flavours that were revealed once it came to life.   Still it should be chilled, enjoyed with friends and food as befits the ethos of the wine made by the four friends.

Price: $14.99
Wine Category: Red Blends
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