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Casa Tamaya Pink Goat Rosé 2007

by Nannette Eaton on April 23, 2009

They are not long, the days of wine and rosesOut of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes Within a dream. — Ernest Dowson

Wine Harlots have resolved to drink more rosé in our attempts to be more continental, like our Gallic friends across the pond.

The Casa Tamaya Pink Goat Rosé 2007 is a good start in that direction.  Although this wine is not French, but Chilean, it has all the delicious qualities that make rosé legendary in the south of F

Casa Tamaya Pink Goat Rosé 2007

rance during the dog days of summer in August. This wine is a gorgeous color, reminiscent of raspberry juice.  Initially it didn’t have much nose or flavor, and I was going to pass on this wine.  But give this one

75 or 90 ninety minutes, and it’s a whole new ballgame.  It was a fresh strawberry raspberry jam surprise.  Really delicious and refreshing.

The Pink Goat Rosé would be perfect to pair with a roast chicken on a sultry summer evening while watching the sun set over the hills.

The alcohol level on this is 13.5%.  Closure is a screw-cap.  The grapes are from the Limari Valley in Chile.  The rosé is a blend of 40% syrah, 40% cabernet sauvignon and 20% sangiovese.  This was a wine sample from the Wines of Chile.  The suggested retail price is $13 USD.  The US importer is National Refrescos Import Company.

The music match is “When You Were Young” by the Killers from the album Sam’s Town.