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Highway 12

Highway 12
2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, North Coast

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .2%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$19.50

Highway 12
2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, North Coast

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .2%
Clear salmon orange color. Fruity aromas and flavors of green strawberries and cherry skins with a soft, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and an effortless, fleeting finish revealing notes of white strawberry, underripe cherries and pomegranate pips with no oak flavor. A food-friendly rose for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: green strawberries and cherry skins
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of white strawberry, underripe cherries and pomegranate pips
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Broiled Garlic Shrimp, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A food-friendly rose for the table.

The Producer

Highway 12 Winery

The Producer
21481 8th St. E., #3
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-939-1012

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).