Full Review

Heitz

Heitz
2016 Rosé, Grignolino, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24

Heitz
2016 Rosé, Grignolino, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Bright pink coral color. Fruity aromas of ripe watermelon, juicy nectarine, and fresh mint with an tart, fruity medium body and a refreshing, breezy tart cherry, lime zest, fresh mint, and watermelon Gazpacho finish with fine, fruit, crunchy tannins. A tart sipper for summer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: ripe watermelon, juicy nectarine, and fresh mint
Taste Flavor: tart cherry, lime zest, fresh mint, and watermelon Gazpacho
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tart sipper for summer.

The Producer

Heitz Wine Cellars

The Producer
500 Taplin Rd
St. Helena, CA 94574
USA
1 707-963-3542

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).