Susana Balbo, Crios, Rosè of Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2018

has a bright pink color in the glass. Aromas of summer peaches, ripe nectarines, sweet honeydew melon backed with dying slate get you palate revved up for the delicious wine heading its way. Ripe strawberries fill the palate up front followed with tart tropical fruit and some mandarin orange. The Susana Balbo, Crios, Rosè of Malbec has a medium finish with some nice acidity to round out the palate.

Susana Balbo, Crios, Rosè of Malbec is drinkable from the first warm days of spring to the summer days winding down to autumn. This is definitely meant to be drunk on the back deck with friends as the sun sets, make sure to have plenty chilled so the party can go into the evening. Platters of cheese and chacuterie are perfect for nibbling while the sun is setting, a cool breeze blows and a full moon illuminating the gathering. Some smoky ham, prosciutto di Parma, Bresaola with oven toasted baguette slices drizzled with olive oil. Add Manchego from La Mancha, spicy provala and some creamy burrata round out the chilled platters. No party with the treats would be complete without some roasted red peppers, tomatoes from the garden with some bitter baby arugula and freshly snipped basil. These are the evenings to savor and Susana Balbo, Crios Rosè of Malbec enhances these days.

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