Tasting Notes: Usually, a brilliant ruby red hue with notes of ripe strawberry, orange, hibiscus and sometimes with a hint of allspice. You’ll find wines of Grenache to have moderately high acidity, but since most have quite a bit of color and body, you’ll want to serve them cold to keep them zesty.
Tasting Notes: Tempranillo rosé is growing in popularity from the Rioja region and other parts of Spain. With this style of rosé, you can expect a pale pink hue and herbaceous notes of green peppercorn, watermelon, strawberry, and meaty notes reminiscent of fried chicken. Many Tempranillo rosé from this area also blend a bit of Graciano and Grenache to add floral notes to the flavor.
Tasting Notes: Possibly the most popular rosé (in terms of volume but not necessarily for quality) sold in the United States and also 85% of Zinfandel production! Most ‘white’ Zinfandel is made deliberately to an ‘off-dry’ style with about 3-5 grams of residual sugar, making it moderately sweet. It offers flavors of strawberry, cotton candy, lemon, and green melon with moderately high acidity.
Style: Fruity and Lean
Tasting Notes: Rosé, from Provence, is the little black dress of pink wines. This wine is just as at home on the patio as it is in the dining room, Its fresh, crisp, dry style is a masterful match for almost any dish; even a juicy burger makes a perfect partner. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, and Mourvèdre are all used to create this pale, pink rosé and to give it aromas of strawberry, fresh-cut watermelon, and rose petal, finishing with a distinctive, salty minerality on the palate.
Style: Delicately Fruity
Tasting Notes: Pinot Noir is a diva on the grape runway. The fruit is intolerant of any extreme weather, is considered sensitive and temperamental, but when at its best, it can make for a very sexy glass of wine. In rosé, Pinot Noir delivers bright acidity and soft, subtle aromas of crabapple, watermelon, raspberries, strawberries, and wet stone.