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Rodney Strong

Rodney Strong
2021 Rosé, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25

Rodney Strong
2021 Rosé, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Amber beige color. Aromas and flavors of orange blossom honey, raspberry, strawberry, watermelon, and peach gardenia and pear with a satiny, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, subtle, medium-length finish that exhibits shades of candied pink grapefruit, blood orange, and lemon grass and thai basil. A crisp and highly drinkable Rose to pair with grilled salmon or tuna.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: orange blossom honey, raspberry, strawberry, watermelon, and peach gardenia and pear
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of candied pink grapefruit, blood orange, and lemon grass and thai basil
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and highly drinkable Rose to pair with grilled salmon or tuna.

The Producer

Rodney Strong Vineyards

The Producer
11455 Old Readwood Highway
Healdsburg, CA 95448
USA
1 707-433-6521

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).