Weekend Wine and Food Pairing – Sparkling Rosé and Poke

Earlier this week, I stopped by one of my favorite fish markets and picked up a pound of fresh poke to enjoy on a beautiful afternoon.  I first fell in love with poke on a trip to Hawaii and have been scoping it out on the mainland ever since.  I have found a few places that do a spectacular job preparing poke in OC and I have also found a favorite wine to pair with it…Sparkling Rosé!

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One bottle I recommend uncorking with your poke is Flying Goat Cellars 2010 Goat Bubbles Rosé from the Santa Maria Valley.  100% Pinot Noir with delicate flavors of cherries and strawberries.  The acid holds up against the fat and spiciness in the poke while the wine is elegant enough not to overpower the ahi.  A beautiful combination I highly recommend trying!  ($34, 12.4% alcohol, A-)

Cheers and enjoy the weekend!

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