In case you haven’t noticed, Rose season is here along with longer, sun-dappled days and the thirst for cool glasses of wine.
SIP Rose ($15) has been in the headlights recently and there is no indication its popularity will cool; on the contrary “Rose fever” is heating up.
(In January, Nielsen’s U.S. data showed a 27.7 percent growth of dry rose. Making it the fastest growing of the top 10 varietals.)
This inaugural selection from SIP is a dry rose of pinot noir, crafted in the French style. The quality grapes were handpicked from choice vineyards of Napa and Sonoma’s coasts. It is affordable, food friendly, an opalescent pink-orange hue and a compromise between red and white wines.
But, it’s what’s in the bottle that will win you over.
Enticing, fresh aromas of strawberry, rose petals and sweet apple cascade from the glass and tempts the palate with crisp acidity and red plum and sweet spice flavors.
Pour this chilled with Chinese dishes and Brie and walnut tarts.