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Donovan-Parke

Donovan-Parke
2017 Rose, Pinot Noir, California

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.99

Donovan-Parke
2017 Rose, Pinot Noir, California

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Clear steely pink color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized berries, chocolate graham crackers, and pickled apricot and cherries with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, relaxed praline, strawberry butter of cinnamon raisin toast, hint of pickled melon rind, and dark grilled peach finish. A nice toasty, easy drinking rose sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: caramelized berries, chocolate graham crackers, and pickled apricot and cherries
Taste Flavor: praline, strawberry butter of cinnamon raisin toast, hint of pickled melon rind, and dark grilled peach
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice toasty, easy drinking rose sipper.

The Producer

Purple Wine & Spirits Co.

The Producer
9119 Graton Rd
Graton, CA 95444
USA
1 707-829-6228

Their Portfolio

89 Arius 2014 Pinot Noir, Edna Valley 14% (USA) $25.95.
85 Arius 2016 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $18.99.
87 Arius 2017 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $17.99.
91 Athenaeum 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $54.95.
94 Athenaeum 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14% (USA) $39.95.
87 Athenaeum 2015 Merlot, Napa Valley 14% (USA) $39.95.
90 Avalon 2013 "CAB", Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.8% (USA) $12.99.
87 Avalon 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 13.8% (USA) $19.99.
88 Avalon 2014 "CHARD", Chardonnay, California 13.8% (USA) $12.99.
93 Avalon 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa County 14% (USA) $19.99.
92 Avalon 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa County 14% (USA) $19.99.
86 Avalon 2016 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $11.99.
87 Avalon 2017 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $10.99.
88 Avalon 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
84 Avalon 2017 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $10.99.
90 BEX 2014 Riesling, Nahe 10% (Germany) $11.99.
86 Cabpothesis 2013 Old Vine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 13.8% (USA) $19.95.
89 Cabpothesis 2015 Old Vine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 13.8% (USA) $18.95.
89 Calista 2012 The Coast Range, Pinot Noir, California 14.5% (USA) $25.00.
90 Calista 2013 The Coast Range, Pinot Noir, California 14.5% (USA) $24.99.
84 Calista 2016 The Coast Range, Pinot Noir, Mendocino County-Monterey County-Sonoma County 13.5% (USA) $20.00.
85 Coastal Oak 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
85 Coastal Oak 2012 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
85 Coastal Oak 2012 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
82 Coastal Oak 2012 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
85 Cryptic 2012 Red Wine, California 13.9% (USA) $14.99.
87 Donovan-Parke 2013 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $14.99.
84 Donovan-Parke 2013 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $14.99.
85 Donovan-Parke 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.0% (USA) $14.99.
86 Donovan-Parke 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $14.99.
91 Donovan-Parke 2014 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $15.95.
89 Donovan-Parke 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.08% (USA) $15.95.
85 Donovan-Parke 2016 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $15.95.
87 Donovan-Parke 2016 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $15.99.
87 Donovan-Parke 2017 Rose, Pinot Noir, California 12.5% (USA) $15.99.
86 Donovan-Parke 2016 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $15.95.
86 Donovan-Parke 2017 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $15.95.
87 Donovan-Parke 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $15.95.
84 Donovan-Parke 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.0% (USA) $15.95.
85 Donovan-Parke 2017 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $15.95.
89 Dusk to Dawn 2013 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 13.8% (USA) $29.95.
89 Dusk to Dawn 2016 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14.3% (USA) $29.95.
85 Dusk to Dawn 2016 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 14% (USA) $24.95.
90 Dusk to Dawn 2017 Rose, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 11% (USA) $23.99.
85 Flint & Steel 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 13.8% (USA) $14.99.
84 Four Vines 2012 "Truant", Zinfandel, California 13.9% (USA) $11.99.
88 Four Vines 2012 "Biker", Zinfandel, Paso Robles 14.8% (USA) $19.99.
84 Four Vines 2013 "Naked", Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County 13.9% (USA) $11.99.
84 Graton Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.8% (USA) $8.99.
85 Graton Cellars 2013 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
88 Graton Cellars 2012 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
84 Graton Cellars 2014 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
85 Kumbaya 2013 Red Blend, California 13.8% (USA) $11.99.
84 Lucky Star 2013 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $11.99.
87 Lucky Star 2013 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $11.99.
88 Lucky Star 2012 Petite Sirah, California 13.5% (USA) $11.99.
87 Lucky Star 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.8% (USA) $11.99.
85 Lucky Star 2014 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $11.99.
85 Lucky Star 2015 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $11.99.
85 Lucky Star 2014 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $11.99.
88 Lucky Star 2014 Petite Sirah, California 13.5% (USA) $11.99.
89 Lucky Star 2016 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
86 Lucky Star 2016 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
86 Lucky Star 2016 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $12.99.
86 Lucky Star 2017 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $13.99.
86 Lucky Star 2017 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $13.99.
86 Main & Geary 2014 Pinot Grigio, California 13% (USA) $12.95.
87 Main & Geary 2013 Petite Sirah, California 14% (USA) $17.99.
88 Main & Geary 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 13.8% (USA) $19.95.
89 Main & Geary 2012 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 14.8% (USA) $17.99.
83 Main & Geary 2013 Chardonnay, Sonoma County 14.2% (USA) $14.95.
92 Main & Geary 2014 Rosé, Pinot Noir, California 11.5% (USA) $19.95.
81 Main & Geary 2016 Pinot Grigio, California 13% (USA) $14.95.
86 Main & Geary 2017 Rose, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County 11% (USA) $19.99.
89 Main & Geary 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast 14% (USA) $19.95.
85 Main & Geary 2016 Chardonnay, Sonoma County 14% (USA) $18.95.
89 Main & Geary 2016 Petite Sirah, Lodi 14% (USA) $17.95.
83 Main & Geary 2017 Pinot Grigio, California 12% (USA) $14.95.
86 Main & Geary 2016 Pinot Noir, Central Coast 14% (USA) $19.95.
86 Marc Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.9% (USA) $10.99.
85 Marc Cellars 2013 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
84 Marc Cellars 2013 Pinot Grigio, California 13.0% (USA) $8.99.
81 Marc Cellars 2013 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
88 Marc Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
85 Marc Cellars 2015 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
87 Marc Cellars 2017 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $12.99.
87 Marlo 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.8% (USA) $8.99.
88 Marlo 2012 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
90 Marlo 2012 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
86 Marlo 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
88 Marlo 2012 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
91 Moral Compass 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 14.5% (USA) $19.95.
87 Moral Compass 2016 Red Wine Blend, Columbia Valley 14.5% (USA) $19.95.
83 Pico & Vine 2013 Chardonnay, Sonoma County 14.1% (USA) $14.99.
89 Pico & Vine 2013 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14% (USA) $19.99.
88 Pico & Vine 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14% (USA) $19.99.
85 Pico & Vine 2013 Meritage, Napa County 14% (USA) $16.99.
81 Pico & Vine 2014 Chardonnay, Sonoma County 14.1% (USA) $14.99.
87 Pico & Vine 2014 Meritage, Napa County 14.5% (USA) $17.99.
88 Pico & Vine 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast 13.8% (USA) $17.99.
91 Raeburn 2014 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 14% (USA) $19.99.
89 Raeburn 2016 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 14% (USA) $16.95.
91 Raeburn 2016 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14.5% (USA) $24.99.
85 Rampage 2012 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 14% (USA) $11.99.
84 Rampage 2012 Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
83 Randall Monroe 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
86 Randall Monroe 2013 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
85 Randall Monroe 2012 Zinfandel, California 14% (USA) $8.99.
86 Randall Monroe 2015 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
84 Randall Monroe 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
92 Scattered Peaks 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $40.00.
88 Secret Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $13.99.
92 Secret Cellars 2013 Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands 13.5% (USA) $13.99.
85 Secret Cellars 2014 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $11.99.
91 Secret Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands 13.5% (USA) $13.99.
86 Secret Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14% (USA) $13.99.
88 Secret Cellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14% (USA) $14.99.
90 Secret Cellars 2015 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $14.99.
88 Secret Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14% (USA) $14.99.
85 Secret Cellars 2017 Pinot Noir, Central Coast 14.5% (USA) $14.99.
85 Shiloh Road 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County 14% (USA) $17.99.
84 Shiloh Road 2013 Chardonnay, Sonoma County 13.5% (USA) $16.99.
91 Shiloh Road 2013 Pinot Noir, Sonoma County 13.8% (USA) $19.99.
91 Shiloh Road 2014 Pinot Noir, Sonoma County 13.8% (USA) $19.95.
87 StonD 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 14.5% (USA) $14.99.
87 The Ringleader 2013 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
86 The Ringleader 2013 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
84 The Ringleader 2012 Red Wine Blend, California 13.8% (USA) $8.99.
91 The Weasel and the Cork 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $29.95.
87 The Weasel and the Cork 2016 Red Blend, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $29.95.
84 Trailhead 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $14.95.
87 Trailhead 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14% (USA) $35.95.
81 Trailhead 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $19.95.
83 Twirl 2013 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $12.95.
88 Twirl 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.8% (USA) $12.99.
84 Twirl 2012 Red Wine Blend, California 13.8% (USA) $12.99.
85 Twirl 2014 Pinot Grigio, California 13% (USA) $12.99.
84 Twirl 2015 Moscato, California 11% (USA) $13.95.
86 Twirl 2016 Pinot Grigio, California 13% (USA) $13.95.
86 Twirl 2017 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $13.95.
81 Twirl 2017 Pinot Grigio, California 13% (USA) $13.95.
83 Twirl 2017 , Moscato, California 10% (USA) $13.95.
89 Twirl NV Sangria, California 10.5% (USA) $13.95.
84 Viva La Fruita NV Fruit Wine 10% (USA) $12.95.
89 Viva La Fruita NV La Fruta Sangria, California 10.3% (USA) $15.95.
91 Zynthesis 2013 Old VIne, Zinfandel, Lodi 14% (USA) $16.99.
85 Zynthesis 2015 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 14% (USA) $19.95.

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).