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Handley Cellars

Handley Cellars
2016 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé , Anderson Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: .14%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25

Handley Cellars
2016 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé , Anderson Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: .14%
Brilliant pink color. Aromas and flavors of crisp apple and ripe cherry with a lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length finish that shows elements of toasted almond with fine, fruit tannins. A crowd-pleasing and richly textured rosé.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Non-Oaky, Quaffable, Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: crisp apple and ripe cherry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of toasted almond
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pork Tenderloin, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crowd-pleasing and richly textured rosé.

The Producer

Handley Cellars

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

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).