Every so often I get hooked on a wine and will refer to it as my "wine of the week and/or wine of the month." No, there are no ribbons, trophies, scores or gifts I send off to the masters who have tickled my palate. There are no ceremonies and no headline news. These wines that I have become enthused with I will enjoy until a new wine comes along - - especially a younger and prettier wine. Yes, cold and heartless - I will empty the bottle, six pack or case, until another wine tickles my fancy. I have made no commitment or vows to any of them, though sometimes polyamorous, I am free to move on to the next wine - a one vintage fling. Next!
Sometimes I do find myself romancing the next new vintage just like I have done with Waterbrook Winery's new release of Sangiovese Rosé - 2011.
Last week was Spring Release Weekend here in Walla Walla and I found myself attending a lot of pre-during-and-post parties. A couple of the functions, guests brought bottles to share and sure enough the pretty-in-pink Waterbrook Sangiovese showed up and called out my name, "Hellooo Catie."
How to pair such a wine? Waterbrook Sangiovese Rosé is made for summer sipping all by itself, but it's still very food friendly. I would pair it with fruit salads, grilled vegetables, spicy seafood dishes and even a light, yet sweet BBQ sauce slathered over chicken or pork ribs. Sante Rosé!