About one month ago, we told you about our recent experience tasting wine from Utopia Vineyard and Winery. We also shared our thoughts on Utopia Pinot Noir Blanc “Bliss,” Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Paradise and Utopia Estate Pinot Noir. Subsequently, we had the fortune to taste two more wonderful Utopia wines – a Rosé and another Pinot Noir. We can’t wait to tell you about them.
Summer is around the corner and it’s time to rosé all day! Yes, it’s time to drink pink on the patio, oceanside or poolside. We sip it on our deck lakeside on warm evenings, and watch its pretty color match the gorgeous Washington sunset.
Pair food-friendly rosé with seafood, triple-cream cheeses, shellfish, smoked salmon, salads, pasta, grilled chicken, grilled lamb, Asian dishes or red-berry desserts. Or simply drink rosé without food, as a refreshing summer sipper.
Here are seven stellar rosés that we enjoyed — three from Washington state, two from France and one each from Oregon and California. Continue reading
Warmer weather means it’s time to sip rosé on the deck or patio, lakeside, oceanside or poolside. And Lauren Ashton Cellars 2019 Rosé is a gorgeous start to the season.
First, the latest release of Lauren Ashton Rosé exemplifies the high quality of the 2019 rosés in Washington state.
Second, we have enjoyed this rosé, vintage after vintage, but the addition of Cinsault in 2019 brings some light spices to the mix, so it’s our favorite.
When we contemplate the cold weather, our wine thoughts typically turn to rich reds in front of a cozy fire or paired with a hearty meal. But winter whites and rosé have a place too.
White wine and rosé pair with seafood, shellfish, smoked salmon, salads, pasta and Asian dishes. They also are very drinkable at a crowded holiday party, or a too-warm restaurant, when a refreshing chilled white or rosé is perfect.
Here are two excellent winter whites and a rosé from France that we recently tasted. And check out some of those price points!