Rosé Wine

Jul 282013
2008 Schramsberg Vineyards Brut Rosé, North Coast CA, $42 (S) – Rating 92

Now that’s what I’m talking about! So delicious and decadent. A salmon colored blend of 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay sourced 39% from Napa, 36% Sonoma, 21% Mendocino and 4% Marin. Plenty of flavor yet elegant both in color and on the palate. A soft nose of strawberry and cranberry gives way to a crisp mouth-feel offering tart flavors of strawberry and cranberry with hints of spice, toasty yeast and sour cherry on the finish. Perfect food pairing acidity. Don’t wait for a celebration to enjoy this sparkler. Buy This Wine

Jul 282013
2012 Lynmar Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, CA, $25 (S) – Rating 91

Rosé and summertime, a perfect pairing. This Pinot rosé fits the bill with enough body and color to be interesting by itself and juicy acidity to pair with most summer fare including grilled chicken, white meats or salmon. A beautiful nose of cherry, rhubarb and watermelon. Rich flavors of red berries, cherry, strawberry and minerality. Notes of ripe watermelon show through as the wine opens.  Buy This Wine

Jul 182013
2012 La Rochelle McIntyre Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA, $24 (S) – Rating 89

A well rounded dry Pinot Noir rosé offering a crisp nose of strawberry, cranberry and just a hint of rhubarb. The lighter salmon color is reminiscent of the rosés of Provence.  Lively flavors greet the palate with red cherry, strawberry and cranberry with floral notes of rose petal in the finish. Perfect acidity for pairing with lighter summer meals. Buy This Wine

May 092013
2011 D-Cubed Cellars Zinfandel Rosé, Napa Valley, Ca, $20 (S) – Rating 89

This rich dry Zinfandel rosé ain’t yo momma’s White Zin. An excellent picnic wine with enough juicy acidity pair with a array of foods. The nose offers bright notes of spicy cherry, raspberry and minerality. Deeper in color than many rosés. Flavors of bright red cherry, raspberry, red fruit and minerality with hints of tart cranberry on the finish. Buy This Wine

Dec 262012
Mumm Napa Brut Rosé NV, Napa Valley, CA, $24 (S) – Rating 90

Enjoy this beautiful pink sparkler any time…not just a special occasion wine. A blend of predominately Pinot Noir with a bit of Chardonnay offering flavors of ripe red berry, raspberry and cherry with notes of toasty brioche on the long dry finish. Well-balanced acidity makes for an engaging romantic sipper or excellent food pairing wine. Our pairing with grilled salmon was a big success. Buy This Wine