This week I am going to feature 3 fantastic Rosés from the Dry Creek Valley. Each bottle has a distinct character and they are all great finds. I am starting off with a bottle of Mauritson 2012 Rosé. Mauritson is a family owned winery with a little over 270 acres of estate vineyards. Their 2012 Rosé is a blend of 40% Cab Franc, 35% Malbec, and 25% Merlot from their Rockpile Vineyards. It weighs in at 13.5% alcohol and none of the grapes went through malolactic fermentation.
This Rosé pours a beautiful watermelon color in the glass. It opens with aromas of strawberry and raspberry with floral undertones. The palate is bright and vibrant with tastes of strawberry, red raspberry, and a hint of white pepper. Fresh, delicious, and perfect for a warm, spring day! ($19)
My Wine Rating – A-
Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair with a summer salad topped with watermelon, prosciutto, and goat cheese or as an aperitif.