Washington Post May 7, 2021

May 07, 2021

By Dave McIntyre – May 7, 2021

Casa La Rad Solarce Rosado 2020
" Spanish rosado was traditionally made in a darker pink color, almost a light red, and aged for a year before release. In recent years, winemakers have responded to a market that clamors for the palest of pale pinks to drink the year after harvest. The 2020 Solarce from Casa La Rad is wild — it tastes almost like watermelon-flavored Pop Rocks spiked with mint. It has what wine fiends call “lift,” meaning the aromas and flavors seem to levitate out of the glass. No coaxing needed here, just an open mind and a smile. Alcohol by volume: 13.5 percent.”

Imported by Grapes of Spain, distributed by Elite: Available in the District at Capitol Hill Wine and Spirits, Magruder’s, Old City Market and Oven, Paul’s of Chevy Chase, Rodman’s, Uptown Market. Available in Maryland at Beer Wine & Co., Butchers Alley, Lance’s Beer & Wine in Bethesda; Botanero, Dawson’s Market, Village Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville; Downtown Crown Wine and Beer in Gaithersburg; Old Town Market in Kensington; Olney Beer & Fine Wine in Olney; Ronnie’s Fine Wine & Spirits in Forest Hill; Snider’s Super Foods in Silver Spring; State Line Liquors in Elkton; Wells Discount Liquors in Baltimore. Available in Virginia at Clarity in Vienna; Dominion Wine and Beer in Falls Church; Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria; SER in Arlington.
3 Stars (Extraordinary)