Rose’ wine is the quintessential Valentine’s Day offering, not only for it’s romantic rose petal color, but also for its soft berry flavor.
Gone are the days when rosé was exclusively a summer wine. “Drink pink” is now a year-round mantra, and to kick off 2021, here are some exquisite rose’ wines to serve.
The award-winning California winery Sonoma-Cutrer’s just released its 2020 Rosé of Pinot Noir. The blush release is a elegant and delicate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir rosé. Sonoma-Cutrer’s female-led winery team includes Pinot Noir Winemaker Zidanelia Arcidiacono. “We are very excited to share this exceptional wine after what proved to be a difficult year. I am privileged to have collaborated with a strong team of women including our director of vineyard operations, cellarmaster and quality manager to overcome 2020’s many obstacles and deliver a stunning Rosé of Pinot Noir,” she said.
Pairing tips: Enjoy a bottle of this wine with crab cakes topped with Siracha mayo, a piping hot Margarita pizza or a spicy ahi poke bowl.
Tasting Notes: The light pink salmon color catches the light in the glass and opens up with aromas of blueberry, pink grapefruit, cantaloupe and a light hint of rose petal. It’s crisp, refreshing mouthfeel accentuates the fresh fruit flavors of citrus, strawberry and blood orange. The wine finishes long and tangy.
Fun Fact: Sonoma County is the first wine region in the world to be 99% sustainable.
Quick Wine Facts: ABV: 11.9%, 100% Pinot Noir
Suggested Retail Price: $25
Available for purchase via Drizly and Sonoma-Cutrer