Bedell Cellars 2017 ‘Taste’ Rosé is our Wine of the Week

Thanksgiving is next week and while I won’t tell you want you should drink — those sorts of stories annoy me every single year — I will tell you something you could drink. And something you’ll definitely enjoy.

This week’s Wine of the Week, Bedell Cellars 2017 Taste Rosé ($18), is exactly the kind of wine that I personally enjoy with the myriad flavors on a Thanksgiving table.

A blend of merlot, cabernet franc, syrah and cabernet sauvignon, it has nice fruit flavors — mostly cherry and some red raspberry — with a subtle herbal, savory edge that really makes it great with food. And at 11 percent ABV, you can drink a few glasses with your family without falling asleep in your pumpkin pie.

At $18, you can serve several people affordably to boot.

Pick up a bottle at Bedell’s Cutchogue tasting room.

Lenn Thompson has been writing about American wine — with a focus on New York — for nearly 15 years. After running newyorkcorkreport.com for 12 years, he launched thecorkreport.us in 2016 and The Cork Report Podcast soon after. He lives in Miller Place with his wife and two children.