In the last 10 years, happily, many Americans have embraced the concept of dry Rosés, and even more happily, American winemakers are now producing terrific dry Rosès in every hue, and from many different varieties. Two of our perennial favorites, are made from Pinot Noir and come from Benovia and Robert Sinskey, in Russian River Valley and Carneros, respectively. Sinskey’s is the press juice from grapes grown on his bucolic, Carneros farmland, farmed organically and always resulting in a fragile, delicious wine, an embodiment of summer. At Benovia, a similar philosophy of sustainability is practiced, and their version is a bit headier, but just as refreshing.These are always the first rosés to sell out in the shop, as they are made in such minute quantities. We suggest hoarding a few bottles, so that come August you will still have a few to drink.
2012 Robert Sinskey Vin Gris of Pinot Noir Carneros, CA $27.99
2102 Benovia Rosé of Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, CA $23.99