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Summer Sips: Rose Tasting

Hit these five tasting rooms for refreshing rosés.



Banshee Wines // Gretchen Gause Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scorching summer days require cool and refreshing wines. Lucky for us, there is no shortage of wineries producing pinks. Here’s the rundown on five of our favorite spots to sip rosés right now. Prices are per bottle.


 

Banshee Wines  // Gretchen Gause Photography

Banshee Wines

Rosé of Pinot Noir
With its couches and light bites perfect for pairing with wines, Banshee’s downtown Healdsburg location is more like a living room than a tasting room. Both tasting options may begin with a splash of this dry pink. $20. 325 Center St., Healdsburg, (707) 395-0915, bansheewines.com.

 

Cakebread Cellars  // Terrence McCarthy

Cakebread Cellars

Vin de Porche
With hints of Bing cherry, strawberry, and raspberry, this Anderson Valley rosé is the perfect porch-sipping wine. Go on the educational tour, and quaff on the winery’s recently renovated patio. $25. 8300 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford, (707) 963-5221, cakebread.com.

 

Emeritus Vineyards

Ruby Ruby Saignée
Made from the first bleed out of the Pinot Noir tank, this wine has complexity without being heavy. It’s only available at the Sebastopol tasting room, and if you’re lucky, wine icon Brice Jones might even pour it himself. $25. 2500 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol, (707) 823-4464, emeritusvineyards.com.

 

Heitz Wine Cellars

Grignolino Rosé
Few California wineries grow the Italian varietal grignolino these days, but this St. Helena winery has been using grignolino grapes to produce rosés for more than 50 years. The wine has aromas of citrus and elderflower and is just 12.5 percent alcohol, making it a perfect summer sip. $23. 436 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena, (707) 963-3542, heitzcellar.com.

 

Kelly McManus / V. Sattui Winery

V. Sattui Winery

Cuvée Rouge
Bubbles characterize this version of Gamay Rouge, made with valdiguié grapes. Go on weekends to nosh on barbecued meat and thin-crust pizza. $29. 1111 White Ln., St. Helena, (707) 963-7774, vsattui.com.

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