California Rosé has surely taken its hits over the years. Fortunately, it has now proudly emerged from boxed-wine status, to have proven itself worthy of the company and station of its old-world counterparts. No longer the “Mom-Juice’ of the past, this beleaguered wine now finds itself a favorite amongst the young & beautiful, fast and furious. Lucky for us regular folk, the price point for CA Rosé will allow you to at least to pretend to be stocking up for your yacht party. Rosé is definitely one of the most food friendly of wines, which takes some of the stress out of the wine and food pairing game. My personal favorite happens to be Cheezits and Rosé…don’t judge. When in doubt-go rosé.
Red Car, 2015, Rosé of Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Pale melon-pink tasting of pink grapefruit and bing cherries.
Avocado Toast with Grapefruit and Pomegranate Seeds
For the last nine-plus years, I have been pursuing my passion/obsession for wine. Starting in Southern CA, I learned the basics of regions, varietals, and tasting techniques while serving as Marketing & Sales Manager for Winestyles locations. Following my pursuit for higher wine education, I relocated to the Bay Area in 2010 where I worked in various glamorous capacities including “slinging wine” behind the bar, and “warehouse rat” in Sonoma. I worked and studied my way to Director of Wine Events, coordinating events and tastings with local Napa and Sonoma wineries. I last served as Director of Wine managing a 48 wine by the glass tasting menu, in addition to cultivating an international bottle program. I am proudly WSET Level II Certified, and am currently continuing my pursuit of higher wine education.
“I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.”
-MIGUEL DE CERVANTES