Full Review

Sika

Sika
2015 Rosé, Calistoga

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Turkey Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: .06%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

Sika
2015 Rosé, Calistoga

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Turkey Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: .06%
Pale light pink coral color. Earthy aromas of fresh poblano pepper, violet buds, and ripe strawberries with a dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long cherry, white chocolate, and persimmon finish with fine tannins and no oak flavor. A complex rosé to ponder on your front porch.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: fresh poblano pepper, violet buds, and ripe strawberries
Taste Flavor: cherry, white chocolate, and persimmon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken And Veggie Flatbread, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex rosé to ponder on your front porch.

The Producer

Forgotten Barrel Winery

The Producer
1120 W. 15th Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
USA
1 888-620-8466

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).