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Adastra

Adastra
2018 Boundless Optimism Rosé, Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25

Adastra
2018 Boundless Optimism Rosé, Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of singed cherry tart crust and smoked nuts with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a medium-length finish with elements of melon rind, cherry pit, and honeyed nuts with a suggestion of oak flavor. A dry and even, lightly smoky rose that will excel with grilled seafood.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory & New World
Aroma Aroma: singed cherry tart crust and smoked nuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of melon rind, cherry pit, and honeyed nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Salmon, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry and even, lightly smoky rose that will excel with grilled seafood.

The Producer

Adastra Wines

The Producer
2545 Las Amigas Rd
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 707-255-4818

Rose

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Serve in a Rosé Wine Glass
Rosé refers to a wine made when red grapes are given slight skin contact to produce a blush, light copper, salmon or pink color. Rosés range from bone-dry to medium- sweet and are made in most major wine producing countries. Among the most famous examples are Tavel from France’s Rhone Valley, numerous offerings from Provence in southern France as well as several excellent versions from Puglia in southern Italy.

Often thought of as a summer wine – in this case, a substitute for red wine when the weather is hot – they can be enjoyed year round. The drier versions, of course, are meat for food pairings; recommended matches include chicken salad, vegetables and seafood such as tuna or salmon (especially with a rich rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir).