This wine is a deep pink or light cranberry color. The nose has aromas of strawberries and citrus (primarily notes of mandarin). The palate is filled with flavors of strawberries, pear, and citrus. This wine is fresh, crisp, and has nice acidity, along with a hint of citrus which lingers on the nice finish.
Note: This wine was a sample provided by J. LOHR Vineyards & Wines http://www.jlohr.com/wines/gesture/rose-2010. SRP $18.00 and can be purchased online and in the tasting room only.
I paired this wine with Cypress Grove Dill Chevre http://www.cypressgrovechevre.com on a cracker and Trois Petits Cochons Pate` with Mushrooms http://www.3pigs.com on a cracker.
These are both no-cook pairings that went so well with this wine. I would also pair this wine with grilled shrimp and salmon seasoned with Victoria Taylor's Ginger Citrus Seasoning. This seasoning has citrus notes and ginger that would really enhance the seafood dish and this rose` wine pairing. The website is http://www.vgourmet.com/
I have used the Barefoot Contessa's method of roasting shrimp, and they come out great. You don't get the bland flavor of boiled shrimp. I use this shrimp roasting method, but I switch up the seasoning to pair with the flavor profiles of the wine that I am serving. Try this seasoning with the roasted shrimp cooking method and pair it with this rose` and let me know what you think! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/roasted-shrimp-cocktail-recipe/index.html
I would use sea salt and a pinch of cayenne pepper along with the Ginger Citrus Seasoning and also use a different dipping sauce, or just add the shrimp to a salad. Note: Always use good olive oil like the Ecco Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Rutherford Ranch Winery http://www.rutherfordranch.com/products/product.php?productid=16154&cat=258&page=1
I just love this stuff! Note: This was a sample provided by Rutherford Ranch.