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Last Rosé of the Summer: Echeverria Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2009, Curico Valley, Chile

Echeverria Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2009
Echeverria Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2009

Is it really end of summer?  Some say summer ends on Labor Day, but I say no.  (More like, NO!!) I say summer ends on Fall Equinox, which is September 22nd or 23rd, depending on the year. So let’s just go with that.

For me, the first Rosé I drink usually marks beginning of summer and the last one, the beginning of fall. My first Rosé this year was on April 16, because by then it was warm for good. And I had what will most likely be my last one on Friday night, September 10. And that is sad, friends. 

But hey, since it’s still in the high-80’s here, and, there’s another 10 days or so until summer really ends, you never know. Maybe I’ll squeeze every last drop of summer out of the next ten days and work in a couple more Rosés  — before I move on to what I think of as “transition” wines –- lighter, fruitier reds like Pinot Noir, Dolcetto, and maybe Beaujolais.  Then in winter, it’ll be Cabernets, Zinfandels and Syrahs, oh boy!

But back to Rosé . . .the Echeverria Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon proprietor’s single vineyard grapes. It’s light red with salmon hues, aromas of cherries and strawberries, with scents of watermelon and plum.

Aromatic and crisp, this wine would pair nicely with grilled chicken, BBQ’d pork (I’m thinking a chopped sandwich, no slaw, with hushpuppies on the side. Mmm.), catfish, or pizza with veggies. There is a long list of things you could pair with this Rosé, as Rosé in general is such a stellar match with so many dishes.

This wine can be found locally in Wilmington for around $10 retail, and it has a screwcap, one of my favorite things these days!


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Kimberly Houston


2 Responses to “Last Rosé of the Summer: Echeverria Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2009, Curico Valley, Chile”

  1. Eliana says:

    I am sonot ready for summer to end. I may have to get myself a few bottles of this (or something like it) so that i can let summer live on throughout the winter.

  2. Hi Eliana,

    You definitely should get yourself a couple of bottlesof Rosé to “extend” your summer — I highly recommend it! Because as long as I’m drinking Rosé, it at least kind of still feels like summer . . . : )


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