“Rose of Sharon” – Sparkly Delicious!


I’m hesitate in drinking Willowcroft’s 2014 “Rose of Sharon” rose. Since, I’m out of everyday drinking wine, I have no other options. Plus, I’m too lazy to drive 45 minutes to a vineyard or drive to a wine shop. Bottom line I’m just being plain lazy. Therefore, this Saturday afternoon, “Rose of Sharon” will be my source of entertainment.

A slight “Aaaah” has escape my lips. Immediately, I notice the sparkle. FOLKS, we have bubbles! Excitedly, I know I’m in for a treat. This cloudy Saturday afternoon is not going to be gloomy after all.


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The color reminds me of watermelon candy, Jolly Ranchers to be specific and my mother. Mother-dear must be talking about me. When I was a young girl, my mother had a dish of watermelon Jolly Ranchers and told my sister and I not to eat the candy because it was her medicine; this little tale worked. We did not touch her dish of “medicine”. Years later (I’m talking junior high school age), I discovered the candies were Jolly Ranchers candy. To this day, watermelon Jolly Ranchers reminds me of my dear mother and I dislike the watermelon flavor :). Ok, back to the tasting…

Goodness, I hope this wine meets up to my expectations. I’m salivating, time to taste.


YES! A sparkly dry rose and I suspect the residual sugar is low. Soft bubbly with light, smooth tannins on the finish. Mmmm… the tannins are growing and creating a light pucker sensation.

“Rose of Sharon” composition:  Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin and Petit Manseng.

“Rose of Sharon” would be perfect for a brunch or brighten up any gray gloomy day :). “Rose of Sharon” is deliciously delightful!

For more information visit Willowcroft Winery at Willowcroft Winery. “Rose of Sharon” can also be purchased online for only $22.00. You will not be disappointed! 

Salute! Sante’!