Kent’s Pick: 2016 Zestos Rosé, $9.99

Spring is here! OK maybe it doesn’t feel like it yet, but it should arrive in earnest, soon. Along with arrival of warm weather and sunshine, comes the arrival of rosés at the Wine Shop! Stop in and check them out, we've got a ton.  This month I've picked this selection from Spain to review. The wine is produced from 100 percent old vine Garnacha grapes (also known as Grenache) grown just to the northwest of Madrid. The vineyards were planted in the1960's in sandy limestone soil and sit at an elevation of over 2600 feet. I don't feel right if I'm not drinking my rosés outside, so even though the temperature was in the 50's, I put my feet up on my patio and enjoyed this wine. On the nose it shows strawberry and a touch of lime both supported by a light floral note. The wine offers very nice fruit on the palate including strawberry, a touch of tart cherry, while the lime note I picked up on the nose turned a little more towards grapefruit. The fruit is supported by a crisp minerality that comes from the soils where the vineyards are planted. If you're having a get together this spring make sure to include this in your rosé line up—you won't be disappointed!