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Handley Cellars

Handley Cellars
2015 Estate Vineyard Rosé, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish

Category: Rosé

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1% RS: .09%
Organically Grown Grapes
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25

Handley Cellars
2015 Estate Vineyard Rosé, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish

Category: Rosé

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1% RS: .09%
Bright silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of fresh strawberries in cream and nougat with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a compelling, watermelon sorbet finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A delicate satisfying rose.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: fresh strawberries in cream and nougat
Taste Flavor: watermelon sorbet
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Salmon, Smoked Salmon, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicate satisfying rose.

The Producer

Handley Cellars

The Producer
3151 Hwy 128
Philo, CA 95466
USA
1 707-895-3876

Their Portfolio

92 Handley 2013 Pinot Gris, Anderson Valley 14.1% (USA) $20.00.
91 Handley 2013 Riesling, Anderson Valley 13.2% (USA) $22.00.
90 Handley 2013 Gewürztraminer, Anderson Valley 13.6% (USA) $20.00.
89 Handley 2011 RSM Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 13.2% (USA) $52.00.
91 Handley 2013 Estate Vineyard, Chardonnay, Anderson Valley 13.2% (USA) $25.00.
89 Handley 2014 Pinot Gris, Anderson Valley 14.1% (USA) $20.00.
91 Handley 2012 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 14.2% (USA) $32.00.
86 Handley 2014 Late Harvest Riesling, Riesling, Anderson Valley 10% (USA) $29.00.
89 Handley 2014 Estate Vineyard, Chardonnay, Anderson Valley 13.2% (USA) $25.00.
84 Handley 2013 Water Tower, Chardonnay, Mendocino 14.1% (USA) $18.00.
91 Handley Cellars 2013 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 13.8% (USA) $32.00.
93 Handley Cellars 2014 Estate Vineyard, Chardonnay, Anderson Valley 13.2% (USA) $25.00.
86 Handley Cellars 2013 Estate Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 13.8% (USA) $47.00.
91 Handley Cellars 2014 Estate Vineyard, Chardonnay, Anderson Valley 13.2% (USA) $25.00.
93 Handley Cellars 2015 Estate Vineyard Rosé, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 13.1% (USA) $25.00.
88 Handley Cellars 2015 Pinot Blanc, Mendocino County 13.4% (USA) $22.00.
92 Handley Cellars 2015 Estate Vineyard, Chardonnay, Anderson Valley 13.1% (USA) $25.00.
89 Handley Cellars 2015 Estate Vineyard, Gewurztraminer, Anderson Valley 13.5% (USA) $22.00.
91 Handley Cellars 2015 Pinot Gris, Anderson Valley 13.6% (USA) $20.00.
87 Handley Cellars 2016 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé , Anderson Valley 13.2% (USA) $25.00.
93 Handley Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 13.9% (USA) $32.00.
88 Handley Cellars 2014 Estate Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 13.6% (USA) $47.00.
88 Handley Cellars 2014 RSM Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 13.6% (USA) $52.00.
91 Handley Cellars 2016 Pinot Gris, Anderson Valley 13.6% (USA) $20.00.
88 Handley Cellars 2014 Zinfandel, Anderson Valley 14.8% (USA) $25.00.
93 Handley Cellars 2016 Estate Vineyard, Chardonnay, Anderson Valley 13.3% (USA) $25.00.
90 Handley Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 13.8% (USA) $32.00.
92 Handley Cellars 2015 Estate Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 13.2% (USA) $47.00.
91 Handley Cellars 2015 RSM Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 13.4% (USA) $52.00.
94 Handley Cellars 2017 Pinot Gris, Anderson Valley 13.2% (USA) $25.00.

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).