What We’re Drinking – 2014 Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Alie Ammiraglia Toscana IGT

The color is a very pretty pale pink. Sweet fruit aromas, cherry and strawberry, float up from the glass. The palate is more tart than the nose. Raspberries and cranberries take the lead. Some herbs show up on the mid-palate, clearly marking the primary grape as Syrah. There is a surprising amount of umami in this light-colored Rosé, and citrus lingers with fruit and meatiness on the finish. This is a serious wine at a casual price. Drink with cold duck on a Summer picnic. Highly Recommended. 90 points. DBH

WHO:Marchesi De’ Frescobaldi
WHERE: Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
WHAT: Rosé Blend – Syrah (98%), Vermentino (2%)
HOW MUCH: $20 (media sample)