Full Review

WineSmith

WineSmith
2018 Bates Ranch Rosé, Grenache, Santa Cruz Mountains

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.9%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$30

WineSmith
2018 Bates Ranch Rosé, Grenache, Santa Cruz Mountains

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.9%
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of fruit cake, marzipan, kiwi, pickled ginger, and baked peach with a lean, crisp, dry light body and a polished, brisk lemon spritz finish with no oak flavor. A tart rose to serve with a good chill.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: fruit cake, marzipan, kiwi, pickled ginger, and baked peach
Taste Flavor: lemon spritz
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Brie, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tart rose to serve with a good chill.

The Producer

WineSmith Wines

The Producer
441 Beaver St
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
USA
1 707-237-7000

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).