Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards Chica Rosé 2023
This rosé hits the visual sweet spot of a peachy pale pink and makes me think of sunsets. It smells like fresh strawberries and Pink Lady apples. A Spanish variety, called Mencía, forms the core of this wine with a dash of Shiraz adding peppery spice. In the mouth it is perfectly dry and crisp, exactly what you want in rosé at sunset. There’s a hint of pithy texture that invites a charcuterie platter to the table as a lovely orange sherbet acidity dances on the finish.