2017 Alexander Valley Vineyards Rose
2017 Alexander Valley Vineyards Rose From Sonoma County, California.
Aromas of guava, strawberry, watermelon, raspberry and mint explode out of the glass, while the classic flavors of watermelon, strawberry, peach, berry along with a nice minerality keep you coming back for another sip. The 2017 is a drier style with very bright acidity and a long lasting finish. This vintage is pure California sunshine in a glass and is sure to be a hit with Rosé lovers!
Since the inception of serious pink wines in the early 1970s, rosés wines have been constructed from a hodgepodge of different grape varieties. In recent years, Sangiovese has emerged as one of the better choices. The 2017 Alexander Valley Vineyards Dry Rosé of Sangiovese is a beautiful wine. Its aromas and flavors of ripe red fruits fit perfectly on the palate, and it should pair it nicely with roast chicken and arugula on a flatbread.
Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color depends on grape variety and winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta.
Alexander Valley Vineyards is owned and operated by the Harry Wetzel family. Founded in 1975, it is located on Cyrus Alexander’s old homestead.