Years ago while on a trip the Ontario Wine Society took to several Niagara wineries I picked up a bottle of Kacaba Rebecca Rosé and it was superb. But that was years ago and a trip down memory lane can bring smiles to one’s face but that was then and today is now. So what is now going to be for Kacaba Rebecca Rosé?
What does the aroma do? It impresses. A deep and penetrating exposition of watermelon, raspberry, Niagara cherries, strawberries and it suggests a possible sweet touch. On the palate it is youthful and not overly serious but not flippant. The boisterous nose is slicked down on the palate making this a happy go lucky rosé. There is everything on the palate that is on the nose but more subdued and it is dry. It is one of those sultry summer rosés that is a good hot afternoon sipper if you have done enough errands or yard work to justify taking it easy.
It would pair well with a Greek Salad or a pasta with a rosé cream sauce such as smoked salmon added at the end of cooking a pasta sauce with fresh tomatoes, Ontario garlic, scallions, your home-grown basil all prepared with a good splash of this wine.
Enjoy until the end of 2022. This will go well with a Thanksgiving roast turkey.
(Kacaba Summer Series Rebecca Rosé 2021, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Kacaba Vineyards, Vineland, Ontario, $20.15, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 227025, 750 mL, 11.7%, RKS Wine Rating 90/100).