🍷 2018 Chateau Nomad's " The Celtiberians" Rosé - Sierra Foothills, California
For when you desire more oomph out of your rosés, Chateau Nomad's The Celtiberians is your ticket. Deep red like a domestic Travel, this robust Cinsault/Viognier opens with as much complexity as a Provence, showing wild strawberry, raspberry and oregano, and the hard blue slate of Calaveras County shines through with a slick minerality; the menagerie of flavors preserved and enhanced by a slight frizzante
This brosé will stand up to food: tacos, cheeseburgers, Szechuan Beef-go for it. This is the type of wine Hemingway would have drunk while cavorting about Paris or on his fishing skiff in the bay of Cojimar.
🍷 2017 Daniel Crochet Rosé - Sancerre, France
A mineral - driven rosé of Pinot Noir from the certified organic Daniel Crochet. This wine exemplifies the racy nerve of its cool climate and the tuffeau soil of the Loire Valley. A Sancerre rosé that retains the elegance of its grape while delivering as a fresh and easy quaffer.
On the nose it's petrichor on a spring afternoon in the "Garden of France" - Land of romantic and fantasical castles; on the palate prepare to be beguiled by wild strawberries, cantaloupe, and honeydew.
It's at once playful and serious, to be enjoyed by itself or with grilled veggies or fruit salad.
🍷 2017 Anjos Vinho Verde Rosé - Minho, Portugal
From the Vinho Verde producer Quinta da Lixa, comes their crisp, refresing value brand Anjos. Cultivated from estate vineyards in the verdant sub-region of Sousa, this aromatic blend coupled with the region's trademark spritz is sure to enliven your happy hour; and with its oceanic salinity, guaranteed to compliment that white fish cooked in a lemon-citrus Beurre blanc or those mussels steamed in sherry.
If you're in the market for a rosé with bright strawberry fruit and redcurrant spice to cool off with on a balmy afternoon, look no further than this blend of Vinhao, Touriga Nacioal and Espadeiro.
🍷 2018 Soalheiro Rosé - Minho Portugal
An exceptional wine from one of the region's top producers. If ever there was a wine for a day at the beach, Soalheiro delivers sun-kissed fruit and minerality in spades. This rosé of Alvarinho and Pinot Noir quenches with citrus and white peach while drying with a savory salinity; the palate is coated with toasty lees rounding out the wine and the aftertaste is slick owing to the ancient cascading granite of the terroir.
Truly a wine with a lust for life, take it outside for a socially-distant poop party or with an ice bucket, a good book and the setting sun for company.