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This was one of my many finds at the 2013 Maryland Wine Festival in Westminster, MD.  (2014’s will be September 20th & 21st and I’ll more than likely be volunteering again.)

Notes from the bottle:

Light.  Breezy.  This outstanding blush is blended with American red and white grapes for a fresh, aromatic finish.  A perfect companion for picnics, family gatherings, or romantic get-a-ways!  A truly unique blush that will compliment any appetizer, entree or dessert.  Catch the breeze!  12.6& ABV

Produced and Bottled by Detour Vineyard and Winery.  www.detourwinery.com

My thoughts:

I wasn’t particularly in a rose kind of mood when I reached into the fridge, but the image of a girl walking through a field of wildflowers with a rolling river and mountains in the background made me long for a nice warm spring day.  I hate the darkness of winter.  Winter and I are not friends at all.  So I decided to crack open this bottle of sunshine.

I poured the first glass and lingered over the scents of crisp fresh grapes and undertones of honeysuckle and other floral undertones.  That first sip tasted like everything you could ever imagine in a warm spring or summer morning right after sunrise.  Bright, smooth tones of freshly picked grapes with, to quote the bottle, a light, breezy finish.  This is dangerous.  I’ve already drank half the bottle without realizing it.

I’d have to say that Meadow Breeze is the perfect name for this wine.  If I ever had to describe what a meadow breeze would taste like this wine has nailed it.  I feel a field trip to Detour Winery is in order in the near future.  It’s only just over an hour from my house.  I have no excuse not to visit!

On a scale of “this tastes like piss” to “oops, I just drank the whole bottle” I would give this a “Well shit…I killed that one quickly.  Wish I had another bottle!” Would I buy it again?  Hell yes!  And by the case!  I’m thinking I need to break out a bottle of this on a date.  I’ll either impress my date, or if my date sucks I’ll at least enjoy the wine!  Not a first date though.  I wouldn’t waste perfectly good wine on someone I don’t know well enough to know if they would appreciate a decent bottle of wine.  (Translation – you better be worth it for me to share this with!)

Final Grade: A+

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