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Fall Rosés for Thanksgiving?

Fall Rosés for Thanksgiving?

That's right! Think rosés are only for summertime sipping? Think again!

While I agree that some of the lighter and fruitier rosés can be a little insubstantial, there are many that are powerful, mineral driven wines that are incredibly versatile for pairing with food. We think they work especially well with Thanksgiving Turkey and dressing!

That's why we are showing off 6 of our favorite food pairing rosés on Saturday, November 5th. The tasting starts at 10:00am and runs until 7:00pm and is on the house.

If you can't make it, here's what will be on the taste:

Pierre-Marie Chermette “Les Griottes” Beaujolais, France, 2015

Beaujolais is synonymous with Thanksgiving and this Rosé is a perfect match for turkey. This fruity, fresh and easy drinking wine from the Southern end of Burgundy shows flavors of fresh red berry fruit, Morello cherry, raspberry, and strawberry.

Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2015

A zippy rosé from one of Oregon’s best Pinot Noir producers. Crisp and powerful with flavors of cherry, early season strawberries, honeydew melon, rose petals and a finish of lime-peel.

Maz Caz Rosé, Southern Rhone, France, 2015

Maz Caz hails from the Southwestern Rhone Valley and is made by our friend Michelle D'Aprix, the only American Woman Winemaker in Bordeaux. You already love her red Bordeaux, Pentimento, now try her rosé blend of Grenache and Syrah!

Chateau Soucherie “Cuvée L’Astrée” Rosé, Loire Valley, France, 2015

A powerful and mineral driven wine from the Loire Valley. A blend of Gamay, Grolleau and Cabernet Franc, this wine shows flavors of cranberry, sour cherry, and flint, with lively acidity that will cut through whatever your Thanksgiving dinner can throw at it.

Cuilleron “Sybel” Syrah Rosé, Rhone Valley, France, 2015

100% Syrah from high altitude plantings in the Rhone Valley in France. This rosé is muscular, with flavors of spiced strawberry, cherry and fig.

Chateau La Rame Rosé, Bordeaux, France, 2015

Cabernet Sauvignon adds body and Merlot add some depth and spice to this Bordeaux rosé. Expect flavors of strawberry, tart cherry, pepper and spice.

Pierre-Marie Chermette “Les Griottes” Beaujolais, France, 2015

Beaujolais is synonymous with Thanksgiving and this Rosé is a perfect match for turkey. This fruity, fresh and easy drinking wine from the Southern end of Burgundy shows flavors of fresh red berry fruit, Morello cherry, raspberry, and strawberry.

Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2015

A zippy rosé from one of Oregon’s best Pinot Noir producers. Crisp and powerful with flavors of cherry, early season strawberries, honeydew melon, rose petals and a finish of lime-peel.

Maz Caz Rosé, Southern Rhone, France, 2015

Maz Caz hails from the Southwestern Rhone Valley and is made by our friend Michelle D'Aprix, the only American Woman Winemaker in Bordeaux. You already love her red Bordeaux, Pentimento, now try her rosé blend of Grenache and Syrah!

Chateau Soucherie “Cuvée L’Astrée” Rosé, Loire Valley, France, 2015

A powerful and mineral driven wine from the Loire Valley. A blend of Gamay, Grolleau and Cabernet Franc, this wine shows flavors of cranberry, sour cherry, and flint, with lively acidity that will cut through whatever your Thanksgiving dinner can throw at it.

Cuilleron “Sybel” Syrah Rosé, Rhone Valley, France, 2015

100% Syrah from high altitude plantings in the Rhone Valley in France. This rosé is muscular, with flavors of spiced strawberry, cherry and fig.

Chateau La Rame Rosé, Bordeaux, France, 2015

Cabernet Sauvignon adds body and Merlot add some depth and spice to this Bordeaux rosé. Expect flavors of strawberry, tart cherry, pepper and spice.

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