Many of us see Rose as the quintessential good time wine. Although I #drinkpink year round I still associate it with patios, summer parties and fun times with friends. Rust may just have nailed the good time Rose of the season. Winemaker Ryan de Witte acknowledged to my friend Kristoff Gillese that he wanted his Rose to be “gulpable.” Sounds perfect to me and I think he’s delivered with the 2019 vintage. This is a fruit bomb made with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and I love it. Quite a stark contrast to the pale pink, lighter bodied styles that dominate this wine category but don’t overlook Rust. It’s fruity and rich to the taste which might trick your palate into thinking it’s a sweet wine. That’s not what I taste but each of us will decide based on the first sip. It paired perfectly with Spicey Rib from Kosoo restaurant in the West End.
Price: $21.99 (plus tax)
Available: Everything Wine in North Vancouver, South Vancouver, South Surrey and Langley
Price: $22.00 (plus tax)
Available: Winery direct at www.rustwine.com