Full Review

Highway 12

Highway 12
2018 Rosé, Pinot Noir, North Coast

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Highway 12
2018 Rosé, Pinot Noir, North Coast

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of baked orchard fruit, watermelon, and pickled beets with a velvety, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length finish with touches of cherry preserves, clementine, and apricot. A serious rose for thoughtful pairing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: baked orchard fruit, watermelon, and pickled beets
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of cherry preserves, clementine, and apricot
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A serious rose for thoughtful pairing.

The Producer

Highway 12 Winery

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

Their Portfolio

86 Anthony/Koster 2016 Barrel Select, Chardonnay, California 13.9% (USA) $9.99.
88 Anthony/Koster 2014 Barrel Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.9% (USA) $9.99.
89 Carneros Highway 2015 "Nueva", Chardonnay, Carneros 13.5% (USA) $19.50.
86 Carneros Highway 2016 Nueva, Chardonnay, Los Carneros 13.5% (USA) $19.50.
92 Highway 12 2014 Serres Ranch Single Vineyard, Sonoma Valley 13.9% (USA) $28.00.
87 Highway 12 2015 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.50.
89 Highway 12 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County 13.9% (USA) $14.99.
93 Highway 12 2015 Sonoma Red Blend, Sonoma County 13.9% (USA) $18.99.
90 Highway 12 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.9% (USA) $18.99.
88 Highway 12 2015 Merlot, Sonoma County 13.9% (USA) $24.00.
84 Highway 12 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County 13.9% (USA) $15.50.
83 Highway 12 2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, North Coast 13.5% (USA) $19.50.
88 Highway 12 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County 13.9% (USA) $14.99.
87 Highway 12 2017 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $14.99.
87 Highway 12 2018 Rosé, Pinot Noir, North Coast 13.5% (USA) $.00.
91 Highwayman 2013 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $42.00.
89 Highwayman 2013 Proprietary Red Reserve, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $48.00.
90 Highwayman 2014 Proprietary Red Reserve, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $48.00.
92 Highwayman 2014 Trailblazer Reserve, Zinfandel, Sonoma County 15.3% (USA) $42.00.
91 Highwayman 2014 Proprietary Red Blend Reserve, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $48.00.
84 Highwayman 2015 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $55.00.
90 Highwayman 2016 Trailblazer Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $42.00.
89 Wine Roads 2014 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
90 Wine Roads 2014 Proprietary Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.

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).