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Seaglass Rosé, Monterey County, 2017

Posted by on August 26, 2018

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
“Our Rosé was crafted entirely from free-run juice—with no pressed grapes at all—to achieve a soft, light-bodied wine. To preserve the delicate fragrance and crisp acidity of the Pinot Noir and Syrah grapes, we fermented the wine at cold temperatures in stainless steel, with no malolactic fermentation. The result is a fresh, coastal Rosé with lovely aromas and a pale pink hue.A beautiful reflection of Monterey County’s pristine coastal terroir, our Rosé opens with fragrant wild strawberries and dried rose petals on the nose. Flavors of juicy cherry and ripe raspberry are balanced by refreshing acidity and a crisp, clean finish.

This vibrant wine is a diverse menu partner, pairing exceptionally well with prosciutto and melon or crab cakes with spicy aioli.”

 

Wine Enthusiast review:  90 Points, best buy

 

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!

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