California and Austrian Rose “Ring in the Spring” Tasting

Rose is a real thing now – super popular, especially in the spring  – and goes with so many foods. I love cooking for roses and will be creating some great small plates to go with these wonderful wines below as well as more wines to come. You really want to appreciate these great roses from both Austria and California – you will be happy you came. Chef Jon.

Rose – Spring 2018

Mittelbach Zweigelt Rosé 2017

The beautiful coral pink color is enough to set your mouth watering. The bright, fruit-filled nose is filled with delicate strawberry, cherry and red currant notes. The crisp, refreshingly dry, light to medium-bodied palate is perfectly balanced and showcases the fresh fruit flavors.

Very elegant and a joy to drink, this is delightful rosé. Perfect anytime

FALSTAFF  “2017 Austrian Winemaker of the Year”

Anton Bauer Rosé 2017 Zweigelt/Merlot/Syrah

Clear, light pink with a stimulating fragrant floral and berry nose. The wine has an elegant structure. It is round and soft on the palate with a clean dry finish. A marvelous patio wine for long spring and summer evenings searching for an invitation to dinner.

Steininger Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2017     

Beautiful salmon rosé color, on the nose filled with dark red berries and cassis, following through on the palate with nice structure. Medium bodied and elegant, although perceptible density in the finish.  An aromatic and refreshing wine.