Maker: Alexander Valley Vineyards, Sonoma County, Healdsburg, California
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, screw cap
Our Rating: 8.8 out of 10
Alexander Valley dry Rosé of Sangiovese 2007 has enticing aroma of melon and flowers, and is a crystal-clear dark pink color. It's flavor is an interesting mix of watermelon and berries, with a crisp acidity that's so tingly on the tongue that one expects bubbles to form. We see very few Rosé wines here, and even fewer of this quality.
We paired this Rosé with outdoor-grilled salmon, and the wine held its own just fine. It's a nice accompaniment to lighter fare. We'd also suggest this Rosé to a white wine drinker looking for a wine with a bit more punch to it but who doesn't care for the heavier reds. The Sangiovese grape used for this wine is the same grape that goes into Chianti, but don't worry - this Rosé is totally unlike a red Sangiovese.
The bottle uses a screw cap closure. The winery chose the metal cap based this wine's status as a "lively wine intended for immediate consumption." We guarantee that when you crack open a bottle of Alexander Valley dry Rosé of Sangiovese 2007, immediate consumption will be no problem at all.