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White Zinfandel by Blossom Hill is my choice of drink when I fancy a bottle of wine and also for when the girls come round for a glass or two of wine as we all enjoy this one.
It costs £6.99 for a 70cl bottle but this particular brand is often on offer in the supermarkets and I can usually pick it up somewhere for under £5 which I think is really good value.
White Zinfandel is perfect for hot weather as it is such a refreshing wine and one that is lovely when it is ice cold straight out of the fridge on a warm summer's night at a BBQ or just sitting in front of the TV.
It is a lovely blush pink colour and the taste is nice and sweet but not sickly sweet. It doesn't have the acidic taste that a lot of drier wines have and although it isn't to everyone's taste this is the wine that I would most often take with me to a party as most people I know will drink it even if it maybe wouldn't be the wine they would buy themselves in the supermarket.
The wine is supposed to have aromas of strawberries but to be honest not being a wine connoisseur I can't detect them. I do think it smells lovely and fruity though and has a really inviting aroma that makes me want to drink it.
If I had to suggest what kind of food that this wine would be suitable for then I would definitely say that it is more suited to lighter dishes such as salads and fish courses but that is just what I think. What I do know though is that this is a perfect wine for most occasions and is one of my favourite wines to sit back and distress with a glass.
I find that this is very drinkable and not bitter and as long as it is cold then it is delicious. Make sure and keep it chilled though and being warm really does effect the taste. The ABV of this wine is 9.5%.
When it comes to wine these days my favourite by far is pink wine or should I say rose. I love the crisp freshness of it, the lovely fruity taste and I find I can drink quite a lot without getting a bad head in the morning which is always a plus.
Being half Californian I like to stay true to my lovely wine making region and buy from that area as much as I can and my favourite wine by far is a lovely California White Zinfandel. So, unless you are aware, white Zinfandel is actually a pink wine. According to an article I read, "White Zinfandel, often abbreviated as White Zin, is an off-dry to sweet, pink-colored blush wine. White Zinfandel is made from theZinfandel wine grape, which would otherwise produce a bold and spicy red wine. As such, it is not a grape variety but a method of processing Zinfandel grapes. As of February 2006, White Zinfandel accounted for 10% of all wine sold by volume, making it the third most popular varietal in the United States, outselling Red Zinfandel 6:1 by volume.
One of my favourite brands of white Zinfandel is from Blossom Hill. The thing I like about it is that it has got quite a fruity taste compared to some other brands of white zin and it is also not very expensive, I paid £4.99 for my last bottle which is quite a good price in my opinion and the cheapness of it does not affect the taste as it would if you bought a cheap bottle of white which would probably taste like paint stripper!
Blossom Hill describe this White Zinfandel as, "juicy and fresh with a lively and refreshing taste with strawberry aromas. Blended from the juiciest grapes of sun-drenched vineyards, this fruity rose is bursting with luscious fresh strawberry flavours. Hints of watermelon and a deliciously refreshing finish make it perfect for sharing with close friends over spicy oriental meals.
This is definitely a very fruity wine and its a clever mix of quite a strong deep fruit flavour whilst it still retains that light crispness of a pink wine. I can really taste the strawberries in this and they give it a really sweet fruity taste. The wine itself is a lovely medium coloured pink and this is such a perfect wine for summer time when you can sit out in the sun and enjoy a cool glass of wine. What I like to do is actually add a fresh strawberry to my wine glass and then pour the wine over it and allow it to soak in as the real fruit really brings out the flavour more.
The Blossom Hill wine comes with a screw cap and not a cork although I believe you can get ones with corks but I find a screw cap much easier these day so you can put the lid back on should you wish although we always seem to drink a bottle at a time. I will last int he fridge for a few days though if you put the lid back on. The bottle comes in 75cl and has 9.5%vol alcohol and is definitely a very refreshing wine that I recommend.
I am a big fan of Rose wine it is my favorite alcoholic drink. Don't be fooled by the name of this Blossom hill wine it is not a white wine but in fact a delicious rose.
I always think of this drink as a summer drink, it has a summery smell, like summer fruits. We often have this with a beach barbecue it's the perfect summer drink, don't forget the cork screw though because this bottle comes with a proper cork in it!! Hooray, that somehow makes it taste even better. It is defiantly best served chilled in my opinion it makes it even nicer!
The wine comes in a normal 75cl bottle so enough for two (if you have to share it!) When you first pour the wine into your glass you will see that it is a lovely pinky color, looks as good as it tastes! The wine does not taste too alcoholic like some wines can it tastes fruity and fresh almost like a fruit juice but with a lovely refreshing tangy taste as it trickles down your throat.
The wine is not a strong alcoholic wine it is only a 10% one so you can have quite a few glasses without too much problem.
The wine is also nice with a meal, it is not too expensive, you can normally get a bottle for around £5, and sometimes supermarkets have it on offer 3 for £10 which is a good time to stock up.
I would recommend this wine to anyone, even if you are not a big wine lover I think you should give this wine a try as it may just turn you into a big wine drinker its delicious a lovely summer treat!
Summary: A lovely treat
I don't like most white wines. They tend to be too acidic and sharp in finish for me. Blossom hill is a Californian winery and this is one of their better offers. Mind you, it's difficult to really make a bad white zinfandel. It is the perfect party wine for barbecues.
If you've drunk Zinfandel before, you may remember that it is red. So how have they managed to produce something that is not? The question becomes even more puzzling when the answer is that they are derived from the same grape. What is different is the method used afterwards.
The saginee method is one way that can be used to create rose wine. The depth of the colour can be varied. The result is what's often referred to as a quaffing wine. It has a lower content of alcahol than most wine, typically 9%. This, combined with a light finish with strawberry and watermellon notes is suited to chilling and serving when the sun is out and the prawns are on the barbie, mate.
If you would normally never drink wine, give it a go. You may be pleasantly suprised. The one warning that I would point out is that it is so drinkable, you can finish the bottle very quickly indeed. And be over the driving limit just as quickly.
Price wise, this is normally about eight quid. It can frequently be found for less. It is a good example of a white zinfandel, but there are better. The Julio Gallo variety for example, though it's a little more expensive as a rule. Because it is such an easy wine to make, you won't get a bad one.
When it comes to wine my favourite by far is red wine, however in the summer months I crave a nice cold glass of something to drink and red wine just isnt refreshing in the slightest - so I tend to opt for rose rather than white.
It normally costs anything between £4 and £7 depending on where you buy it from, supermarkets tend to be cheapest whereas you can end up paying a bit more from smaller, local shops. Blossom Hill can also often be found on offers such as 2 for £8 or 3 for £12, so look out for those.
The wine itself is a nice rich light pink colour and smells absolutely delicious as you pour it out the bottle, it has a very sweet and light smell to it that gets my mouth watering. The taste is just like the smell, very sweet and refreshing and fruity, which is what I like my rose to be like. Its very easy to drink as it is so sweet and fruity, but it is 10%ABV so be careful when your drinking it!
Overall I would definitely recommend this wine if you like it to be fruity and refreshing rather than crisp and dry. Its lovely to drink during the summer and is best served ice cold in my opinion - i sometimes like to drink it with a splash of lemonade, lots of ice and sliced fruit if I feel like making the extra efford, but its deliciously refreshing on its own.
Blossom Hill White Zinfandel
Blossom Hill is a wine producing company from California and it was in the USA that I first tried this wine.
We were in Yellowstone and I picked this wine from the wine list expecting a white wine. They brought me this rose wine and so I called the waiter back and said that I had asked for the white Zinfandel and he very sweetly explained that this was indeed the White Zinfandel and it is a pink wine! I did feel a bit of a ninny and apologised for my stupidity!
Why would a company cause confusion by making a rose wine and then calling it 'White Zinfandel' seems pretty stupid to me and I am sure that I am not the first person to get caught with that!
This variety of grape is specifically Californian and usually produces a deep red fruity wine but the rose variety outsells the red wine sales by six times the amount.
ABOUT THIS WINE
This is a pretty coloured light rose that looks very attractive in the glass when you hold it up to the light. It is clear and has a perfect pink tint, not too dark and yet enough colour to look feminine and pretty.
The favour is also light and fruity and quite sweet to my taste. I do usually choose dry wines but this is sweeter than my usual choices but the fruitiness makes it more palatable to me.
In this wine I can easily pick strawberries and there is also a hint of something more tropical like watermelon or even lychee. The wine is crisp and fresh and best drunk cold and I didn't notice any back taste at all .
The ripeness of the grape is what effects the sweetness and flavour of the wine. The coller vineyards usually produce wines with lighter fruit flavours like strawberry and raspberry whereas vineyards in hotter areas create wines with darker fruit flavours such as blackcurrant, blackberry and even peppery notes.
Although this is a Californian grape and Blsoom Hill is also a Californian vineyard these grapes are grown in many other states and each creates its own unique wine and flavour. The climate and location of the vineyard combined with the other grapes they blend with the Zinfandel as well as the ripeness of the fruit all effect the colour and taste of the wine made from Zinfandel grapes.
Blossom Hill vineyard is in the middle of California in the hills of San Benito County, not far from San José. I guess this means they have the best of both worlds although it is cooler up there than in the south.
This is a clear glass bottle with a crew top lid so no cork, but that doesn't bother me either way. I find it handy not to need a cork screw and it is easy to reclose should you want to save the remainder for another day. This is handy for me as I only drink spritzers and therefore a bottle of wine lasts me a week. I dilute mine with sparkling water as I really cannot cope with too much alcohol.
Wine is one of the stronger forms of alcohol you can buy, not as strong as spirits but certainly stronger than beer. This one is 10% ABV and this means that the 75ml bottle will give you 7.5 units so it should last one person a week if following the safe alcohol limits of one unit a day for women.
Please remember that although this wine is relatively light, fruit and sweet, it is quite strong alcohol so needs to be drunk with care and responsibility.
STORAGE AND DRINKING
This is a young wine and to be enjoyed at its best it should not be stored for more than a year. This is not a wine to lay down to mature.
This wine is best enjoyed really cold and as such is better drunk when the weather is warmer but of course that is personal taste.
Apart from doing as I do and drinking this diluted with cold sparkling water you could use it as a base for a fruit punch in summer and add some fruit to the wine and maybe lemonade or fizzy water too.
This ranges hugely and I have seen it for as much as £7 to as little as £3.50 depending on the store and if it is on special offer. My suggestion is if you like it buy a few when on special offer and keep it as it will keep for up to a year if kept somewhere cool.
Yes this is a very pleasant fruity slightly sweet refreshing drink when drunk cold. It is actually not that nice drunk warm as it becomes rather strong and very sweet so be warned, pop it in the fridge before opening.
This is a very pretty coloured wine and also makes a great wine jelly if you fancy doing a dessert that is a bit different, a bit of gelatine and a little sugar plus some nice fresh berries makes this a really grown up version of a childhood pudding!
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Blossom Hill White Zinfandel - 750ml bottle prices range from £5 (Special offer at Sainsburys) to around the £6.50 mark in supermarkets so expect to pay a little more in smaller / local stores
It's 10% ABV
I'm a massive fan of the Blossom Hill white Zinfandel it's fresh fruity and light. For a long time it has been my favourite wine. Although to be fair I'm a fussy so and so. I'll only drink it if it's rose, as I find red, and white to be too bitter.
According to their website the wine has fruity tones of strawberry which seems to be a theme of rose wine - I have to admit I've never noticed the strawberry tones, but the wine is really fresh. This particular tipple leaves a nice after taste. The wine is also available in smaller individual glass sized bottles for those nights when you can't or shouldn't open a standard sized bottle.
It is to be noted that the product contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites which can cause allergic reactions for some people. The wine is Californian - and it has to be said they know how to make a sweet rose wine.
I have to admit since becoming a student again I personally feel this wine is a little overpriced compared to some of it's competitors, and it is not put on special offer at supermarkets as often as it used to be, or as often as some of it's competitors.
For this it looses one star - but the contents are still exemplary.
Blossom Hill White Zinfandel
I love nothing more than the occasional glass of wine and one of my all time favourites has to be the Blossom Hill White Zinfandel. It is a nice fruity, crisp and rather sweet rose wine that I find always goes down a little too well.
The White Zinfandel is classed as a medium rosé and is made from a red grape grown in California, creating a rather robust tasting wine that is noted for red berry flavours, including hints of strawberry and watermelon.
When you pour the wine into a glass it has a lovely rich but not overly dark pink tone to it (despite what the name may suggest). The Blossom Hill White Zinfandel also has to be one of the best tempting wine fragrances that I have came across, it's rich, fruity and sweet. It is a really easy wine to drink with a delicate and mild flavour that doesn't leave any hint of bitterness or an after taste behind. I have also found that at parties it can be an extremely popular choice because most people will enjoy a glass or two as it is a more fruity wine and not dry or too heavy in flavour.
So how do I like to drink mine?
You can just sit back and enjoy a cool glass of the Blossom Hill White Zinfandel on its own or you can go for a bit of variety. Probably my favourite way to drink the White Zinfandel is in a large glass filled to the brim with ice and then topped off with soda water or lemonade if the mood takes you, either way makes for a refreshing summer drink. I also like the White Zinfandel mixed with lots of frozen fruit (in my opinion a mix of strawberries and berries works best) and then serve it all up in a large jug with extra ice, a definite winner at summer BBQ's But don't get me wrong I enjoy drinking a glass of Blossom Hill's white Zinfandel wine any time of the year.
The only word of warning I would mention apart from drink sensibly is that when the White Zinfandel is served at room temperature it can be quite sweet and not the nicest drink, it is far better wine to drink when it is served chilled or over ice.
Absolutely, it is a lovely fruity and refreshing wine that can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways and in my opinion all year round. It is definitely one to try if you fancy something a bit different from your normal white or red.
If I still haven't convinced you about trying this wine then another tempting point might be that Blossom Hill's White Zinfandel is often found running in supermarket promotions, making it even better value for money. However, generally this isn't a very expensive bottle of plonk and you can often pick it up around the £4 to £5 price mark.
From me Blossom Hill's White Zinfandel definitely gets a full and refreshing five out of five stars, it is one of my all time favourite wines.
I thought I would like this wine as it was reciommended by a couple of friends but it is a little too sweet for my particular tastes. It retails for around the £4-5 range which means it is not an expensive tipple and it is stocked in pretty much all of the supermarkets and alcohol retailers as Blossom Hill are a popular producer of reasonably priced wines and I quite like some of the chardonney wines that they produce.
It has a warm rose colour to it which comes about because of the red grapes used in its making. It has a lively fruity flavour to it and has a strong smell and taste of strawberries and raspberries however as I said before I find it to be a little too sweet for me. There is also meant to be a hint of watermelon in the taste but I did not detect this at all. For me this is not a wine I would choose to drink again, it is certainly a light tasting wine with a slight fizz to it on the palate, it is best served chilled and that does slightly reduce the sweetness of the wine, it was really noticebale on the second glass when the bottle had been left out and had moved towards being at room temperature.
As a standalone wine this is not for me however over the summer I did drink it as the wine content in a very fruity wine spritzer and in this case it was a lot more palatable as it became part of a refreshing fruit drink with a lot of fizz so it does have potential to be drunk in this way but not for me as a stand alone wine. Fruit pieces had been aded to the spritzer and even a sprig on mint which also changed the taste a bit and while it was still sweet the fact that it was really refreshing was much appreciated.
It has a 10% alcohol content level so guzzling too much of it will sneal up on you and for me it gets 3 stars just because of its flexibility rather than its stand alone taste.
I am a wine drinker and although I will quite happily have a glass of red with a meal there is nothing like sharing a bottle of rosé with a few of my close friends for a girl's evening. Loaded with lots of ice a glass of rosé is not only enjoyable but quite refreshing. For me choosing a nice rose is important a they can of course vary. However, one that I tend to buy majority of the time is the Blossom Hill White Zinfandel.
Don't be fooled by it's name having the word 'white' in as it is a lovely rosé wine made and produced by one of the UK's favourite wine producers, Blossom Hill. The White Zinfandel is part of their Wine Makers Reserve Single Grape Wines which means that they only use one variety of grape and the White Zinfandel is amongst this collection of wines. The use single grapes to give the fullest flavour possible making it enjoyable to the drinker.
The White Zinfandel is classed as a medium rosé and is made from a red grape grown in California (one of the leading wine producers and producing about 90% of all America's wine). A red grape is used to create a robust wine which is typically noted for giving red berry flavours but like a lot of grape varieties the riper the grapes the heavier the taste.
White Zinfandel is of course a rosé which is incredibly popular and has notes of sweet ripe strawberries and watermelon. Making it an incredibly fruity yet sweet wine and accordingly to Blossom Hill you need it ice cold to get the true flavour.
The wine itself comes in a tall, slender clear glass bottle - you know the type most wines come in a similar sort of bottle! The White Zinfandel has a gold screw top cap and features an image of a rather large flower on the bottle itself and has the label around the bottle featuring the product name and Blossom Hill logo. On the back there is information about the wine, such as the taste it offers, what it goes well with etc.
The favourite part...drinking it! Despite being a wine drinker I am by no means an expert. Some people would see that a bottle of wine costs £4 and think instantly its cheap and rubbish and then there is me someone who will quite happily drink a variety of wine and as long as I like the taste then I'm perfectly happy regardless of the price.
I find the White Zinfandel a lovely, delicate wine to drink as long as it is in a glass with plenty of ice. I find that at room temperature it can be a bit too sweet for my liking, almost a bit overly sickly which is a shame but team it with a few ice cubes and having had the bottle in the fridge to completely chill the flavour of the wine lightens up quite a lot and becomes a lot softer whilst still remaining the sweetness of the strawberries.
The smell of the wine is incredibly fragrant and you do get the sweet hues of melon and strawberries which is lovely and you can clearly define the fruits. The wine is one that is easily drunk as it isn't overly strong and has a very delicate taste to it, making it an ideal wine to share with a few friends without the need or wanting to get drunk.
A lovely, fragrant wine which is easy to drink and definitely does not have a potent wine taste. An easy to drink wine which is perfect served over plenty of ice. Definitely a wine that I re-buy at every opportunity and recommend it to those that want a delicate yet fruity wine to share with friends (or I guess all to yourself!).
Brand: Blossom Hill
Price: From £3.90 per bottle
Availability: Supermarkets, off licences
My alcoholic drink of choice would have to be a decent bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. However during the summer I sometimes buy rose ,as I think it can be the perfect summer drink to share outdoors with friends. I am really not keen on sweet wines and many *pink* wines can be far too sweet for my palate. However Blossom Hill white zinfendel is one rose that I really do enjoy!
Blossom Hill is made from grapes grown in California,where the climate is perfect .They make white,red and rose wines and all are very drinkable! The rose or blush wine comes in a clear glass bottle with a handy screw top. The wine is a lovely pale pink colour that shouts quality as far as I'm concerned. I really steer well clear of rose wines that look too pink! At 10% this is not a very strong wine and so a few glasses shouldn't have you falling over!
The taste is not too sweet and the red berry flavours really do come through. I love the subtle taste of strawberry .although I can't say I can detect the watermelon that the makers say I should be able to! This wine really does need to be well chilled to enjoy it at its best. I usually put a few bottles in my wine cooler a few hours before I intent to drink them. Not only does this wine look and taste lovely,but it smells lovely too. I would say it smells of summer- sweet fruit and sunshine!
This wine is good to drink on its own with friends but it also goes well with BBQ food. Unlike red wines it can be drunk with sweet foods without tasting sour.
This wine is not the cheapest around and costs about £6. It is sometimes on offer and then it would be well worth stocking up!
White Zinfandel by Blossom Hill is what I like to think of as a safe wine. If I have been invited round to a friends house I know that I can take a bottle of this and be confident that it will be drunk even if it isn't anyone's particular favourite as it is nice and inoffensive. It probably isn't the most sophisticated wine on the planet but I like it and at least it is a step up from something like Lambrini.
It is a sweetish wine but not one that is too sweet that it tastes like an alchopop. I love the colour of the soft blush and always think it looks and smells lovely. The taste is definitely alcoholic but the sweetness of the wine counteracts this and it also doesn't have that horrible vinegar flavour of some wines.
It is so easy to drink especially on a summers evening and it goes down great at bbq's. Most people like this and I have yet to meet anyone who absolutely hates it like is the case with so many wines. It is an ideal wine to share with friends as it is so easy to drink. It also makes a great wine for the dinner table. Now I know wine buffs may shudder at this but to me it goes pretty much with everything and a nice chilled bottle with dinner is a good way to enjoy it.
It is also good value. It isn't the cheapest wine available but it isn't the most expensive either so you won't look like a total scrooge taking this to someone's house. I would never pay more than £4.99 for a bottle as it is ALWAYS on offer somewhere. I really do think this is good value as it is a tasty wine that is a little bit more sophisticated than taking Lambrini but it still enjoys the easy to drink taste that Lambrini also has.
Buy a few bottles of this so that you have some in the house as it is perfect to have in when you get some unexpected visitors as I've said no one really dislikes this intently so it is nice to have a wine in that most people will drink even if it isn't their favourite.
First of all, I must confess that I am not a wine buff, this review is the opinion of a mere enthusiastic amateur wine drinker!
Like a lot of people, when I buy a bottle of wine I'm looking for a compromise between it costing a week's wages or being so cheap it tastes like ribena and bleach. Blossom Hill is a good compromise, its not the cheapest or the most expensive wine I buy but a good middle ground that suits most occasions. Its currently about £6.50 in Tesco but is often on offer in various places.
Blossom Hill's white zinfandel is very easy to drink, its fruity and crisp and it goes down very easily, in fact a little too easily sometimes! It doesn't taste very strongly alcoholic so you can finish your glass before you realise you've started it, I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing! Its refreshing, and I always think white zinfandel is a good social wine for a girl's night in where everybody can just relax and enjoy something a bit sweet and a bit indulgent. It goes well with chocolate and gossip!
The bottle is unremarkable but reasonably attractive, it doesn't look like an obviously 'cheap' brand and has all the usual info about recommended units and so on.
I probably wouldn't serve this at a dinner party, but if its on offer its a good wine for a girly evening in or for those with a sweet tooth who aren't too fussy about their wine or about appearing to be a connoisseur!
Vodka and beer is all well and fine but there is nothing I like better than a nice glass of wine. I started drinking wine a few years ago when it was the done thing to have when inviting a lady friend back to my place. I am quite fussy when it comes to wine and I have a sweet tooth, so when I came across this nice crisp and fruity wine it was like all my prayers had been answered.
Blossom Hill White Zinfandel is a nice crisp, fruity mild wine with the a hint of watermelon and strawberries, it is pink in colour and it is 12% vol. It is a medium-sweet wine and the grapes are grown just south of San Francisco, California USA. It is one of many products produced by the multinational alcoholic beverages company Daigeo, other products under the Diageo banner include Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Baileys, Guinness and many more.
Typical values per 100g
*It is suitable for vegetarians*
*Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites*
The bottle has a screw top lid and is distinctive by its label being a 3rd of the way up with the Blossom Hill logo written on a white background, underneath there is a thin band with the word "California" and underneath that it reads "White Zinfandel, Bursting with strawberry and watermelon aromas".
Prices range from £2.30 for a 187ml bottle to around £6-£7 for a 750ml bottle, shopping around you can usually get some good deals on this wine, such as 2 for £10 etc (Probably better getting more than one bottle, as one bottle as it is very moreish). This wine retails almost anywhere from little grocers to the larger supermarkets and as such is why the prices vary, so it does pay to shop around.
I love this wine, I find after years of drinking it, that it isn't just for entertaining the ladies with, it is also a very good drink for socializing or drinking when you are getting ready for a night out. It has a lovely flavour, being sweet but not too sickly, it is overall a very easy wine on the palate. I also like to drink this wine when it is mixed with soda water and ice to form a spritzer, nice and refreshingly moreish. You can buy cheaper and different brands of this type of wine but Blossom Hill just seems to have that edge for me.
I work extremely hard, jokingly referred to as super mum among a few friends, so a couple of times a week I love nothing more than sitting in a room filled with candles, a movie, the hubby and a bottle of wine! I have a few favourites that I naturally navigate towards in the wine aisle, usually hoping at least one of them is on offer!
I favour pink wines which are a little fruitier than whites (although I do like white too!) or anything with a bit of fizz in it (I quite like the Jacobs Creek fizzy ones).
Blossom Hill are a well-known mid-range wine maker, so popular that apparently they sponsor the new Dallas TV series (although I haven't seen it). They have 3 ranges of wine: the Classics, the Vineyard Collection and the Reserve Single Grape Wines. The White Zinfandel is part of the Blossom Hill Winemakers Reserve Single Grape selection which is the most expensive range (although still reasonable).
Drinking the wine is easy peasy lemon squeezy! It goes down so well, and I find they are quite light and fruity which makes them easier to drink than some stronger whites. The medium rose flavour has hints of strawberry, raspberry and watermelon flavours and is so fruity it can sometimes make me go a little bit squinty in the eye if that makes sense when you first have a sip and it hits the taste buds! Its crisp yet smooth and a delight to drink! It's a bit sweeter than usual rosé's which can be a little dry. On the tasting scale it is 4, where a usual rose would be a 2 or 3.
If you prefer something with fizz, try the Blossom Hill Zinfandel Sparkling which is just lovely. It's basically this wine with fizz added! Perfect for a bit of a toast without splashing out too much. I would suggest you serve this wine cold, but I think that's just standard except for red drinkers!
More often than not you will find this wine on offer, usually around the £5 mark, but if not, expect to pay around £6.50 rrp in the supermarkets. It's currently on offer on Tesco online for £30 for a case of 6 which is £5 per bottle.
For such a sweet wine, this isn't going to be to everyone's taste, but I think it's delicious. I don't particularly like eating at the same time as drinking this though, except for a light chicken dish or pasta, as I find the taste too overwhelming with food. Again though, everyone will be different.
Perfect on a summers evening outside in the garden, or on a cold winters night snuggled up in front of the fire. Heaven!
Alcohol content is 10% (which is quite a low ABV for wine - white usually contains around 12%) and a large glass of wine will contain just fewer than 2 units.
It is suitable for vegetarians.
Produced in the US, the wine is Californian.
The stopper is the much easier screw top type.
The wine has a delightful aroma of strawberries and the flavour of red, ripe watermelon. Lively on the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with a refreshing finish.