Summer Wine: Rosé

With the weather being so hot by day and cooler by night here in the Mile High city, I’ve been drinking a lot of Rosé so far this summer. It pairs perfectly with lighter summer meals and isn’t too heavy of a drink. I find that it’s good to start dinner with a lighter Rosé and end with a heavier one. Or you could end with a sweeter one to pair with dessert. There are so many options with each different type!

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Pinot Noir Rosé

2010 Rosé de Pinot Noir from Iron Horse Vineyards, $20

Techincals: 100% Pinot Noir; 11.5% Alcohol; 3.10 pH

Tasting Notes: Smells of watermelon and raspberry and tastes of cantaloupe, watermelon and lime.

Food Pairing: Pair with spicy foods (Mexican), barbecue or anything off the grill. This works really well with some good ol’ Fried Chicken. Try The Best Fried Chicken Recipe.


Cabernet Rosé

2012 Black Label Cabernet Rosé from South Coast Winery, $18

Technicals: 58% Cabernet Franc and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon; 12.1% Alcohol

Tasting Notes: ”The synergy between the crisp, light, fruity nature of Cabernet Franc marries with the robust character of Cabernet Sauvignon to make a wine that is cohesive and integrated with the best attributes of both. Complete with intense berry aromas, delicate herbal notes and vibrant color.”

Food Pairing: Another great grilling wine, but better with red meat then the Pinot Noir Rose. Try it with our Red, White & Blue Burger or some Greek Lamb Sliders.

4 Responses to Summer Wine: Rosé

  1. Jaclyn says:

    I love a good rose in the summer on my front porch! So refreshing.

  2. Jen says:

    I’m definitely a white wine drinker, but I do love a good rose from time to time. Anything with hints of raspberry in it totally screams my name – I’d love to try that first one!

    xo jen
    Pearls & Lace

  3. Jules says:

    I’ve recently started to enjoy a good rose. I like it a lot better than whites. I’m still a red girl, though. :)


    Jules of Canines & Couture

  4. I’ve never had a Pinot Noir Rose. I’m not a white wine fan, so summer always gets me a little bit. I’ll choke down white on a hot day, but this Rose sounds SO much better. I’m pinning this…gotta try it.

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