Vail Finds from the Vine: Toast the fading summer with rose
VAIL, Colorado -The last of the summer days are upon us in Colorado’s Vail Valley, let us toast to this glorious time with the last of the summer rose wines. Not that they go away, but in the relative heat of the summer, a dry rose is perfect – to cool you down, to enjoy at a picnic, or to settle you into a cool evening. So on to the 2008 Miguel Torres “Santa Digna” Rose, a delicious wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the Valle Central (you do the translation) in Chile. Minimal skin contact gives the Santa Digna a light, vibrant pink hue. Pomegranate, rhubarb and dry cherry flavors dominate, with a crisp finish with white pepper notes. A three on “Jarrett’s Scale of Dryness.” Drink this after work, or with ham and turkey, poached salmon, cured salami and not-too-spicy chicken curry.The Miguel Torres family, in business in Spain since the early 1800s, opened their winery in the Central Valley in Chile in 1979. The family now owns around 500 acres in the region. The 2008 Miguel Torres “Santa Digna” Rose is $11.Jarrett Osborn is the wine buyer at Riverwalk Wine & Spirits in Edwards.