Saturday Night Special–This Isn’t Your Grandma’s Pink Zinfandel

by Sarah on September 11, 2010

No. It’s rosé. The perfect summer wine.

Crisp, dry, fruity and extremely refreshing.

Try this one.  From France, Abel Clement, 2009.  Made entirely from Grenache.  Says the Corti Bros website, “it is a very pale pink, fruity, dry with zippy acidity, and the refreshing character that excellent, well made rosés have. This wine should fit the bill for the summer whether you are having light dishes or not. It is a delicious, seamless wine with great flavor and balance”.  And only $7.99!

Or you can try this one, from California–10 Knots Cellars 2008 Syrah Rosé.  It hails from the Paso Robles area, in San Luis Obispo.  This wine is mostly Syrah (97%), with just a touch of Grenache, Mourvedre and Viognier thrown in the mix.  This is another perfect crisp summer beverage with some fruit notes–just right for a hot day in the hammock.  Another bargain at $13.

I hope that you will give a rosé a chance. I just love it.

I swear, it is nothing like that treacly Bartles and Jaymes wine cooler/Boone’s Farm/Beringer White Zin that you threw up at the drive-in movies when you were 22.

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