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Think Pink

It's Time to Think Pink
by Peter Marks, Master of Wine
& Karen Wetzel, Wine Educator

Rosé wines are popping up everywhere and everyone's drinking pink. And why not? Rosé wines are perfect for any occasion. They're festive and go great with most any type of food.

Sales of Rosé wines are growing by leaps and bounds. In fact, per Nielsen data they have grown in the US by over 50% in just the past year, and they aren't showing any signs of slowing down. Additionally, Nielsen predicted that the rosé craze will likely extend beyond summer and into the rest of the year based on its sales performance over the past year.

Just check out the hashtags #roseallday and #yeswayrose and you'll see how popular this perfectly pink wine is. There's even a National Rosé Day each year on the second Saturday of June.

And, real men drink pink - we call it Brosé! But, if you freeze your Rosé you can call it Frosé!

You may find this hard to believe, but Rosé wine is most often made with red grapes, not a blend of red and white. Common Rosé grapes include Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot and others. The color of the finished wine is determined by the grape itself as well how much time the juice was in contact with the skins after harvest. The town of Provence in France is considered the epicenter for Rosé but delicious Rosés are made all over the world including Napa Valley, Sonoma County, the Rhone Valley, the Champagne region in France, New Zealand and Spain.

Here are few suggestions that you are sure to enjoy.

Saved Magic Maker Rosé
Inspired by tattoo artist Scott Campbell, this soft pink/ginger Rosé wine is based on Grenache with a touch of Syrah and Pinot Noir. Light and delicate red fruit in a classic Provençal style.

SIMI Sonoma County Dry Rosé
Most of the fruit for our SIMI Dry Rosé is grown in the famed Alexander Valley, primarily from our own Los Amigos estate vineyard. This is a formidable Cabernet Sauvignon based rosé blended with other Bordeaux varietals including Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. The result is a delicious wine with more body and rich, dark red fruit.

Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley Spotlight Rosé
A beautiful blushing pink Bordeaux blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot sourced from our famed To Kalon Vineyards in Oakville as well as renowned Stags Leap District. This is stunning wine with more body and complexity than many rosés.

Wild Horse Winery Floyd Central Coast Rosé
Made from 100% Pinot Noir, this quirky Rosé wine will be sure to please both novice and serious fans of rosé. Lovely watermelon and strawberry flavors.

Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Rosé
A Rosé of Syrah, this is a refreshing, lip-smacking, cherry, rose petal and lime scented, enchantingly pink beauty.

Ravenswood Sonoma County Rosato
This bright, flavorful and dry wine is as far from White Zin and you can get. Bright fresh strawberry and peach with an long fruity finish.

Meiomi Rosé
Sourced from 3 of the best cool vineyards on California's coast, our Meiomi Rosé is dry and based on Pinot Noir with delicate salmon color and bright red berry flavors.

So, put some pink in your life. Try one of our mouthwatering and refreshing Rosé wines today. You'll be saying, "Yay for rosé!"

 

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