Wine Enthusiast 89 - This unique blend is roughly half Sangiovese, with the other half a mix of five other red grapes. Most unusual for a rose, it’s highlighted with aromas of hibiscus and lemongrass, with flavors of watermelon and sweet pickled watermelon rind, finishing with a lick of green tea.
The pretty 2018 A to Z Oregon Rose illuminates the glass with a cheerful coral color. Fruit aromas of strawberry, peaches, watermelon and tangerine are joined by floral and herbal notes like hibiscus, lemongrass, green tea, honeysuckle and rose petals. The vibrant palate begins with mouthwatering, juicy acidity and finishes with a full, creamy, smooth texture. This wine is bursting with personality.
Pairs well with
GENERAL: Complex, spicy, and herbaceous dishes that skew towards the bounty of Spring and Summer; think picnic.
SPECIFIC: Watermelon, feta & mint Crispy hors d'oeuvres with spicy sauces Grilled shellfish Fish & chips Potato salad with bacon- for that matter, most anything with bacon