Summer is around the corner and to some that means beach time, fun in the park and tons of weekend trips, to wine lovers, summer means Rosé season is upon us. As a natural red wine lover, I usually don’t stray too far from it, however, I love a beautiful, dry Rosé.
This month’s wine pick is a very special Rosé from Theopolis Vineyards.
Rosé of Petite Sirah is Estate Grown at Theopolis Vineyards, which is a small lot vineyard and hand-crafted winery located in California’s prestigious Yorkville Highlands AVA of the Anderson Valley. The hot days and cool nights provide an ideal climate for red Rhone varietals, including Petite Sirah.
This gorgeous ruby Petite Sirah Rosé was fermented dry in 100% neutral French Oak for 6 months. I loved it because it was refreshing and had bright floral aromas of rose petals and flavors of fresh cherries and cranberries.
It’s suggested to have this wine served chilled (I love mine ice cold)! This rosé is the perfect picnic wine and will wake up the palate as an appetizer. It pairs well with flavorful vegetarian fare, and is an ideal accompaniment to seafood, gourmet cheese, barbeque chicken, and light grilled meats.
Retail Price: $24
Pick up your bottle of 2014 Theopolis Vineyards Rosé of Petite Sirah here.
Special thank you to Ms. Theodora Lee for sending me three exquisite wines to taste & review! In the wine world, Ms. Lee is known as Theo-patra, Queen of the Vineyards. Her passion for wine began upon her arrival to San Francisco from Texas in 1987, primarily due to the influence of her law firm mentors, many of whom owned vineyards. In 2001, Ms. Lee purchased sheep land in the Yorkville Highlands, and began developing her vineyard. Ms. Lee adopted her Greek name, and established Theopolis Vineyards.
As a aspiring wine owner myself, I admire Ms. Lee’s story and thank her for her generosity.
Until the next wine review–Cheers!