The 2013 Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé (about $11) is a lovely flamingo pink wine that is a perfect summer sipper or companion to light and lively warm-weather fare.
This 100 percent cab, which hails from South Africa’s Coastal Region, is bottled young to preserve its breezy character, then aged one to two years before release. Like sauvignon blanc, another classic summer wine, it is cold fermented and never sees the inside of an oak barrel.
In the glass, this charming rosé offers up abundant red berries and perhaps a bit of blood orange. On the tongue you’ll taste those berries plus a little tart nectarine and a kiss of lime. Its finish is light, long and lilting. Overall, it is informed by a subtle and welcome minerality.
Serve this wine as an aperitif or as a summer refresher, or pair it with fish stews like cioppino or bouillabaisse, baked ham served hot or cold, or citrusy cold shellfish salads.
— Colette and John Bancroft
Tampa Bay Times