A “Pink Rose” is said to have the meaning of “Grace, gentleness and perfect happiness.” I believe there is truth in this statement…truth I’ve come to know from Beauregard Vineyards Rosé of Pinot Noir. It is the color of the perfect pink rose and brings grace and gentleness to your senses with each sip.
Spring is upon us and roses are just starting to bloom. It is also the start of warmer days, leading into summertime patio dinners and no other wine can take the place of a beautiful, pink rose colored dry rosé. Rosé wines are made from many different red grape varietals, sometimes single varietals, sometimes blends. Always refreshing, crisp and dry. Chilled and paired with any type of food and you have a delicious summer fare.
Beauregard Vineyards are a small, family owned winery located in the Santa Cruz mountains. The Beauregard family has much history in this area and it goes as deep as the roots of the vineyards. The Beauregard 2011 Rosé of Pinot Noir is exceptional. The first thing I noticed when pouring the wine was the nose bringing forward all of the terroir. It was as if I was standing in the Byington Vineyard itself. A true wine-lovers experience. After letting the rosé open up a bit and swirling in the glass, the nose also gives off the scent of strawberries fresh from the dirt, white tea and a little hint of grassiness. Upon sipping on the wine you will no doubt identify the Pinot Noir grape on this rosé. It was the second thing I wine-geeked on! So many rosés are fruity and delicious, but not always is the varietal, identifiable. There are wonderful characteristics of the Pinot Noir grape and not one of them has been left out of this rosé. Light in color, texture and bright in acidity. The earthiness, acidity and subtle fruitiness of a good Pinot are all here in this wine. It has great viscosity with tart cherries and a little toast. Feeling the Pinot Noir love on this pink beauty, I knew grilled salmon would be a winner for my patio dining pleasure. I would also recommend sushi with this rosé.
The Beauregard Rosé of Pinot Noir earns a respectable FIVE BOTTLE Rating. It is all that and only $30.00 per bottle. Being that this is a smaller production winery, distribution is limited, but Beauregard Rosé of Pinot Noir is to be had via winery direct at: http://www.beauregardvineyards.com/Wines/Buy-direct. If you love summer rosés you must give this one a try. Not everything in life can bring perfect happiness….but a rose colored glass of Beauregard Rosé can bring you pretty close. Step into the garden.
** Sample Courtesy of Beauregard Vineyards **