Reminiscent of summers past, this wine opens with aromas of strawberry cream,
orange blossom, rhubarb and raspberry. On the palate, white peach, watermelon
and blood orange flavors are brightened by a refreshing acidity.
Serve chilled, this wine’s light, fruit characteristics make it a natural choice for
pairing with fresh seafood like salmon, crab or shrimp, and game meats like duck,
Cornish hens, lamb or turkey. Try with Moroccan couscous, Salade Niçoise, melon and prosciutto, or chicken. Cheeses such as fresh chèvre, Brie, Roquefort, fromage blanc or Mt. Tam Triple Cream are also delicious.
Blend: n 75.9% Sangiovese, 12.3% Pinot Noir, 4.37% Grenache, 2.78% Black Muscat, 2.29% Syrah, 1.57% Zinfandel, 0.79% Other Varietals
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A floral nose of violets and roses with notes of red cherries, strawberries and baked pears. Medium-bodied with steady balance and intensity. Dried herbs on the palate and a stony finish. Sustainable. Drink now. Screw cap.
Vibrant and juicy, with zesty strawberry, nectarine and spice flavors that sail on the crisp but juicy finish.
Home to a diverse array of smaller AVAs with varied microclimates and soil types, Sonoma County has something for every wine lover. Physically twice as large as Napa Valley, the region only produces about half the amount of wine but boasts both tremendous quality and variety. With its laid-back atmosphere and down-to-earth attitude, the wineries of Sonoma are appreciated by wine tourists for their friendliness and approachability. The entire county intends to become a 100% sustainable winegrowing region by 2019.
Sonoma County wines are produced with carefully selected grape varieties to reflect the best attributes of their sites—Dry Creek Valley’s consistent sunshine is ideal for Zinfandel, while the warm Alexander Valley is responsible for rich, voluptuous red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are important throughout the county, most notably in the cooler AVAs of Russian River, Sonoma Coast and Carneros. Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah have also found a firm footing here.
Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color depends on grape variety and winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta.