Jul 282013
2012 Cakebread Cellars Vin de Porche Rosé, Anderson Valley, CA, $25 (S) – Rating 91

This “wine for the porch” may be my favorite so far of the many 2012 dry Rosés reviewed. Made from 95% Pinot Noir, 5% Syrah it is perfect for sipping on a warm summer evening or pairing with summer vegetables and lighter meats or fish. The nose is a basket of red berries, ripe strawberry and watermelon. Tangy flavors of strawberry, cherry, watermelon, a touch of cranberry and a bit of flintiness combine with balanced acidity for a great wine. Buy This Wine