Ruby red grapefruit color -- very slight gamy aroma -- juicy, fresh, a tiny bit leathery -- very good.
Dry roses are the rarest finds in the wine aisle of a grocery store. I'm told that they become more sought after and therefore easier to find in the summer, when people's taste changes and the crisp refreshment of a dry rose seems right, just as the warmth of a red seems right in winter. Of course this makes some sense, but I confess to feeling just a bit impatient with such sensible seasonal thinking, especially if it becomes rigid and cramps my style, or my learning curve. Let's don't feel we must wait till June: do have a nice dinner of crisp fried fish, any time, or a creamy pasta dish, anytime, and see how well a dry rose pairs with either -- ignoring for the moment what the wind, rain, and sun are doing outside.