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Alexander Valley Vineyards

Alexander Valley Vineyards
2016 Dry Rosé of Sangiovese, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: .3%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
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Alexander Valley Vineyards
2016 Dry Rosé of Sangiovese, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: .3%
Light coral orange color. Aromas of blood orange, white peach, and white tea with an bright, fruity light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-long dried apricot, strawberry hard candy, and pickled watermelon finish with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A great daytime, backyard rosé.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Quaffable & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: blood orange, white peach, and white tea
Taste Flavor: dried apricot, strawberry hard candy, and pickled watermelon
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A great daytime, backyard rosé.

The Producer

Alexander Valley Vineyards

The Producer
8644 Hwy 128
Healdsburg, CA 95448
USA
1 707-433-7209

Rose

Wine Glass Rose.jpg
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).