Mostly a kitchen-sink saigniee, the Macari Vineyards 2011 Rose ($15) also has just over 10% steel-fermented chardonnay blended into it.

Fruity aromas of watermelon, red cherry and peach dominate straightforward nose. Medium-light bodied, the fresh, lively palate brings similar, slightly candied, fruit flavors with a faint savory/herbal edge. A peppery note on the medium-short finish is unique.

Producer: Macari Vineyards
AVA: North Fork of Long Island
ABV: 12.2%
Price: $15*


(2.5 out of 5, Average-to-Very Good)