The word here on the island is that
“September is the new June”
–Andrew Hobin (the Inn on Peaks Island)
So, by my calculations we have approximately 16 happy hour opportunities to soak up the last bit of summer with a pretty pale pink rosé- right?
Generally, I’m a Sauvignon Blanc girl. Especially the dry crisp varieties with hints of grapefruit from New Zealand. I always thought of Rosés as sweet and fruity, until I tried one that wasn’t, and then I became intrigued…
For me, it’s not about becoming an expert wine enthusiast. I don’t really need to know that much about how its made to determine whether I like it or not. But, I did start paying attention to where it was from. If it said Provence, I figured there was a pretty good chance I would like it. That theory worked pretty well, until a waiter suggested a Pinot Noir Rosé from California– that became a game changer!
I still don’t know if I can honestly say that it was the wine that was so delicious or that I was so happy to be in New York visiting my son. It was a perfect summer day in July and we were at a restaurant I’d been dying to try, but I can tell you that it was one of my favorite days of the summer and that Pinot noir Rosé from California was delightful.
I started taking pictures of the labels so that I would remember them and thought I might share them with you.
So here are my Top 5 tasty Rosés
(Pinot Noir Rosé )
Style: Delicately Fruity
Tasting Notes Pinot Noir is a diva on the grape runway. The fruit is intolerant of any type of extreme weather and is considered sensitive and temperamental, but when it’s on and at its best, can make for a very sexy glass of wine. In rosé, Pinot Noir delivers bright acidity and soft, subtle aromas of crabapple, watermelon, raspberries, strawberries, and wet stone. The grape can produce earthy-but-elegant wines that are cool, crisp, and dry, and would be delightful with a fresh goat cheese salad or a festive crab feed on the beach. (Wine Folly)
Style: Fruity and Lean
Tasting Notes Rosé, from Provence, is the little black dress of pink wines. This wine is just as at home on the patio as it is in the dining room, Its fresh, crisp, dry style is a masterful match for almost any dish; even a juicy burger makes a perfect partner. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre are all used to create this pale, pink rosé and to give it aromas of strawberry, fresh-cut watermelon, and rose petal, finishing with a distinctive, salty minerality on the palate.(Wine Folly)
There you have it!