Best local rosé wines for the holidays
Rosé has come along way from the white zinfandel I remember my relatives drinking at family get-togethers when I was young. Today’s Paso Robles’ rosés are sophisticated and delicious. These Paso Robles rosé wines will pair well with lighter fare, appetizers like prosciutto-wrapped melon, smoked salmon and deviled eggs. They will also go well with baked ham, pork tenderloin and white meat of roasted turkey. For all the holiday chefs out there, consider enjoying rosé wines yourself as your prepare holiday meals. Remember to serve them chilled. Enjoy!
Top Paso Robles rosé wines for the holidays
Allegretto 2016 Rosé of Tannat – $25
This new wine is an Ayres Family Reserve from the Allegretto Resort in Paso Robles. It delivers what you expect in a rosé, a fruity and floral nose, crisp acidity and a clean finish. It’s a great way to kick off a holiday party.
Broken Earth Winery 2016 Grenache Rosé – $18
This wine has an array of delicate red berry fruit characters that flow through the palate and meld beautifully while balancing bright acidity.
Burbank Ranch 2014Rosé Wine – $29
This “Picnic Meadow” rosé is a blend of 62-percent grenache and 38-percent mouvredre. These grapes ripen late, in dry summers, to full maturity. The 2014 produced a brilliant light-red rosé with aromas and flavors of sweet cherry and strawberry with a rich-mouth feel.
Eberle 2016 Syrah Rosé – $22
This Steinbeck Vineyard syrah rosé is mostly-dry wine with strawberry notes. It’s what Gary and Marcy Eberle like to drink with holiday meals because it won’t overpower the turkey, but stands up to cranberry sauce and all the sides.
Rockin’ R Winery 2013 “Pink Freud” Rosé – $24
This rosé is an amazing value and will not disappoint. It’s an oak-aged saignee blend of big reds from Rockin’ R Winery. The dry, bright fruit, balanced acidity gives it a cream finish. It pairs well with Turkey and ham and all the holiday fixings.
Victor Hugo Les Mis 2016 Estate Rosé – $15
This rosé has aromas of strawberries and cherries. It’s smooth, while still having a bright tang. It will pair well with a cool chicken salad and other light finger foods.
Vina Robles 2016 Rosé – $16
This rosé is packed with flavor and a great value. The aroma of wild strawberry, and ripe plum with hints of rhubarb and cherry blossom give such a refreshing taste. Chilled its best way to drink it. It will pair well with pork and light chicken dishes. It even goes well with smoked salmon.
Paso Robles wine recommendations
• Best local sparkling wines for the holidays
• Best local rosé wines for the holidays
• Best local white wines for the holidays
• Best local zinfandel and Italian-style wines for the holiday
• Best local cabernet sauvignon and Bordeaux-style wines for the holidays
• Best local Rhone-style red wines for the holidays
• Best local dessert wines for the holidays
Publisher’s note: For the fourth year in a row we thought it would be a great idea to recommend local wines for upcoming holiday parties and dinners. Once again, we received an amazing amount of participation from our local wineries. Over the last few weeks, we received more than 100 entries. After tasting and tasting and tasting, there were many solid, well-made wines to recommend. We have created several lists of top local wines into categories. The recommended wines above are in alphabetical order.