If you’re not drinking pink wine, you should be. I am not referring to that pink stuff commonly found in gas stations, I am referring to the lovely dry pink Rosé wines that are a natural pairing for the warm outdoor days of summer. Some of my traditional favorites are Rhone-made, but lately I’ve discovered some California and Oregon examples that are worthy of consumption. This example from Seaglass is a wonderful and inexpensive option.
The wine is a blend of 45% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 15% Pinot Noir, which is unusual, but effective. The Pinot really shows, lending a bit of tart citrus to the mix. The Grenache brings the fruity and creamy flavors while the Syrah brings a fuller body.
I served it cold on the deck with mozzarella and basil pesto. The warm and humid day quickly provided a condensation on the outside of the glass. As the wine warmed, more fruit and tart flavors evolved. This is a great outdoor wine that loves a hot day.
Link to the Winemaker Notes
This vibrant wine is a diverse menu partner, pairing exceptionally well with prosciutto and melon or crab cakes with spicy aioli.”
T-Scale: 91 points. Prices range from $7.99 to $11.99. Costco has it for $7.99, which is an absolute steal for this bottling. Drink more pink!