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Alexander Valley Vineyards

Alexander Valley Vineyards
2019 Dry Rosé of Sangiovese, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

Alexander Valley Vineyards
2019 Dry Rosé of Sangiovese, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Steely pink color. Aromas and flavors of watermelon rind, honey-drizzled strawberries, grilled oranges, sweet pea blossom, and cream with a round, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-long finish with no oak flavor. A pure, nicely restrained Rosé that offers simple summer pleasure.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: watermelon rind, honey-drizzled strawberries, grilled oranges, sweet pea blossom, and cream
Taste Flavor: watermelon rind, honey-drizzled strawberries, grilled oranges, sweet pea blossom, and cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pure, nicely restrained rose that offers simple summer pleasure.

The Producer

Alexander Valley Vineyards

The Producer
8644 Hwy 128
Healdsburg, CA 95448
USA
1 707-280-8021

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).