This Grenache rose is a fun dark pink in the glass hinting at ripe California fruit. It's got a playful candied yet fresh nose evoking vanilla, hot cotton candy, and circus peanuts. The wine-maker does a good job of taming the ripeness of the fruit and bringing out lovely clean strawberry and Asian pear flavors riding on a silky smooth body. This wine ends super clean with just a hint of green on the finish.
It's funny because when we visited the Beckmen tasting room (where Sigouin is also the wine-maker) in Los Olivos they told us that their rose was sold out even though it is still widely available on Oahu. However, I have hunted long and far for the Kaena rose over here and have never seen it!
|Honolulu late afternoon sun shining through a Foxen tasting glass!|