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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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by Melissa Sutherland Amado | Dir of Marketing & Wine Buyer | Find her Tweeting @melissa_ful

Last year, we wrote about the diversity of rosés, and in 2012, we continue to see (and feel) this impression in the extreme. In 2011, we wrote:
It was only a few years ago that wine drinking in the U.S. seemed to (mostly) revolve around the axes of sparkling, whites, and reds. But perception changes. Taste evolves. And interest in rosé has surged. (Some would even say rosé is at an all time high.) One thing is clear, there's more diversity and styles on our shelves than ever before.

This year, with the variety of pink wines hailing from wine-growing coordinates familiar and far-flung, our excitement continues. Even on the West Coast, The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Editor Jon Bonné sees the serious side of rosé

But don’t let the early rosé-drinking adopters have all the fun. Give rosé a drink if you haven’t, and if you’re among the converted, we’ve found some daily rosé drinkers priced right, including (below) a quite remarkable American rosé we adore.

Robert Sinskey Vineyards Pinot Noir Vin Gris 2011

After 20 years, his philosophy that "Wine is not an athletic event" still holds true to this day. The goal has always been to make "pure wines of character that pair well with cuisine." RSV is spreading the gospel that fine wines made from organically grown grapes are the ultimate luxury. RSV's holdings have grown to over 200 acres of CCOF certified organic and Demeter certified Biodynamic vineyards in five Carneros locations.  – From the distributor, T. Edwards Wines

The rosé of Pinot Noir has seduced us for years. A staple every season, we should all feel lucky to experience Sinskey’s 2011 Vin Gris. The estate dubbed the 2011 “Heartbreak Pink” due to the challenging growing season that demanded more work which only produced half than normal yields. From the Robert Sinskey website, the company states, “2011 was the kind of year that makes you wonder why you’re in the wine business... but then, you pour a glass and the answer is right in front of you.”

The Vin Gris is whole cluster pressed Pinot Noir. Fresh and pure, showing vivid berries and subtle herbs. Refreshing, and quite impossible to not drink the entire bottle. Organic.

Interested in more rosés? Find a our entire selection here.


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