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Esser Vineyards

Esser Vineyards
2014 Rose, Syrah, Monterey County

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rosé

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11.99

Esser Vineyards
2014 Rose, Syrah, Monterey County

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rosé

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Brilliant pale Siam color. Unusual aromas and flavors of cooked rice with butter and baked cherries with a lean, tart, sourish light-to-medium body and an even, peculiar, fleeting cranberry, potting soil, and paper finish.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: cooked rice with butter and baked cherries
Taste Flavor: cranberry, potting soil, and paper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Recommended
The Producer

Appellation Ventures, LLC

The Producer
PO Box 278780
Sacramento, CA 95827
USA
1 916-594-7199
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).
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