2016 Dawn's Dream Winery Pinot Noir Rosè
Most of the time people see pink wines, they probably think White Zinfandel. And then come back flooding memories of a $9 gallon jug of brash, highly acidic and flavorless wine that you can barely choke down, only to wake up with heartburn for days. Some much of that $3 bottle junk has turned people off of rosè wines because it's hard to get over the stigma and differentiate between junk and delicious rosè that is made from fine Pinot Noir. So, have a seat, clear out the bad mojo and open your mind to this exquisite 2016 Dawn's Dream Winery Pinot Noir Rosè from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Beautiful salmon colored in the glass from center to edge, this light wine presents stewed strawberries, brioche, watermelon and summer rain. It's bright on the tongue and best served moderately chilled with very mild cranberry, strawberry and fresh bread dough in the mouth. A cup of lobster bisque would be a great marriage, but so would a fresh vegetable platter, shrimp tempura or a number of lighter dishes. This is absolutely stunning and one of those unfortunate times in which it is too bad you can't be here tasting this with me. I can't say enough good things about this bottle!
Santa Lucia Highlands, California
Suggested retail price: $35.00
Drink The Bottles score: 94/100