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Midsummer Cellars

Midsummer Cellars
2016 Rosé, California

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19

Midsummer Cellars
2016 Rosé, California

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6%
Pale salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of starfruit, wildflowers, lemon-lime soda, and honeycrisp apple with a lively, dryish light body and a charming, medium-length finish imparting elements of apricot glaze with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. An elegant rosé with a velvety texture and perky acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: starfruit, wildflowers, lemon-lime soda, and honeycrisp apple
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of apricot glaze
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant rosé with a velvety texture and perky acidity.

The Producer

Midsummer Cellars

The Producer
264 North Fork, Crystal Springs Road
St. Helena, CA 94574
USA
1 707-967-0432

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).