Tonight, I’m drinking a bottle of Kerloo’s 2012 Rosé! 100% Grenache from Angiolina Farm Vineyard in Zillah, WA, these grapes were intended specifically for rosé, which probably accounts for the low alcohol content (12.1%) on a 2012 vintage. A gorgeous pale pink color, this is a brightly acidic wine that goes great with summery picnic foods. It reminds me of citrusy fruits; Kerloo’s website suggests grapefruit, which struck me as particularly apt. At $24 a bottle, this is a pretty decently priced treat for a beautiful summer evening. If I had a patio, that’s where I’d be drinking it; as it is, I’m drinking it at the dining room table with the evening sun coming through the windows.
For those of you who have been following this blog, or maybe who read through the archives, you might remember that time I drank Kerloo’s Temperanillo.
Drink with: a light potato salad with a vinaigrette of olive oil, white balsamic and white wine vinegar. Or a caprese salad with fresh basil, mozzarella, and tomatoes.
Unfortunately, this vintage is sold out, but don’t let that stop you from stalking Kerloo’s website next spring until they release next summer’s vintage!