Tuesday, October 25, 2005

I hate to sound like a WINO-- But...

Originally uploaded by amydell.
Hey y'all-- I broke down last night and made a run to Pei Wei- for some yummay Chx fried rice and Pad Thai-- I needed a yummy brite, cold weather (its 65 degrees here! hehe) Red- that would be great with Chinese-- well-- let me tell ya-- this is it! AND-- BONUS-- I found it at Kroger- for (must I utter the words??) 6.99 a bottle! HELLPPP me-- I'm gonna have to get more, LOTS more! This little "big" wine would be perfect for a wedding reception (hint to L!) or a lazy afternoon, with cheese and crackers- or with your fav. pasta dish-- also goes great with cheese sprinkled popcorn- which was my dinner tonight! :) Try it- you'll like it! Here are the vinters notes. Let me know what you think!


Crafted from California’s hottest red wine varietals, Rosso blends Zinfandel, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon to capture the finest qualities of each varietal. The backbone of Rosso is old-vine Zinfandel. It contributes the deep red raspberry, dark currant and spicy clove aromas and flavors that define the wine. Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon complete the blend, filling out the palate with layers of dark cherry and blackberry fruit flavors, and lending a hint of mocha notes to the finish. Enjoyable on its own, Rosso is also a perfect accompaniment to hearty pastas or seasonal barbecues.

Wine Facts
• California growing regions were selected for their distinct microclimates, offering qualities that lend to a balanced and well-rounded wine.
• The backbone of Rosso is old-vine Zinfandel, America’s “Heritage Grape.”
• Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon are sourced from the Monterey and Paso Robles areas for their specific regional qualities.
• Syrah provides deep color and suppleness, with flavors of black fruit and sweet mocha; Cabernet Sauvignon imparts abundant aromas and dark currant flavors.

Tasting Notes
The 2004 Rosso has aromas of currants, engaging dark fruit and spicy clove. The chosen blend provides for a core of dense blackberries, plum and rich mocha flavors, with a finish of sweet vanilla from French oak aging. Rosso is a culmination of blending all the right elements to produce a serious wine at an everyday price.

Food Pairings
Seasonal Barbecue
Rigatoni Pasta
Grilled Lamb Chops

Blend: 49% Zinfandel, 28% Syrah, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 13.5%
Released: June 2005

1 comment:

J said...

Amydell -- great advice! I'll have to look for it for Leigh's birthday party.