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The Wine Scene - by Jill A. Ditmire
posted: May 24, 2019
Super Summer Sipper
Wine and Sunshine. Two of my favorite things. So imagine my glee when my friendly FedEx man Bob had me sign for a box with a sample of Sunseeker Rose inside.
The name alone made me smile. So did the Rhone shaped bottle that looked as if a sunset had melted into the glass. The bottle neck is a brilliant red orange that slowly fades to a pale pink. An artsy logo in bright white chunky lettering looks as if it is hand painted. Together, the EYE appeal was enough to make me go look for a corkscrew.
image courtesy of Jill A. Ditmire
Sunseeker is one of the many new labels offered by E and J Gallo Wines of California. This dry style rose is a blend of syrah, grenache, pinot noir and sangiovese. The 4-grape blend offers up a fruity nose with crisp tart flavors of red apple, red raspberry and a hint of wild strawberry. The flavor is fresh and the finish is very dry. Chill a bottle while you fire up the grill and then enjoy it with veggies, fish or chops.
Sunseeker Rose is widely available and affordably priced.
Jill A. Ditmire is an Omnimedia wine specialist, AWS certified wine judge, freelance broadcast journalist and 20+ year home owner in the Warfleigh neighborhood of Broad Ripple. Send your questions and comments to Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org
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