Rosé for Mother's Day
- Atrea Skid Rosé Wine (2012) – I had this Mendocino County blend of mostly organic Malbec and some Grenache on my recent trip to California. It’s on the wine list at the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant in San Francisco, and it was a wonderful dry rosé, a little fruity, a little earthy. It retails for about $16.
- Vinha da Defesa Rosé (2012) – This is a wine that I was sent by the winery to sample. It’s a blend of Syrah and Aragones (Grenache). It’s a lovely pink color. It’s a dry wine, a little sweeter than the Skid Rosé, but not overly sweet. Cherry was the predominant fruit I tasted in it. The Portuguese winery that makes this wine is committed to social, environmental and economic sustainability. It retails for about $15.
- Carraccioli Cellars Brut Rose (2007) – Another lovely wine I tasted on my California trip, this sparkling rosé is from the Monterey region. It’s a blend of 60 percent Chardonnay and 40 percent Pinot Noir. It had a very nice balance of fruits and was a nice complement to some spicy nuts we were munching on while tasting. It retails for about $57.
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