2012 Big Pink Rosé
California: Dry Creek Valley (Sonoma)
Palliative and palpable
Who knew that Rosé was a great holiday wine? When we tasted through all of Peterson’s wines in search of a great wine for the coming holidays, we settled squarely on today’s delicious Peterson Winery 2012 Big Pink Rosé. This is a wonderful aperitif or first-course treat for the holidays, and we actually suggest that the wine would be at home on the table as a main course accompaniment.
You know of our deepening love for all wines Peterson, and today’s delicious and very highly recommended Big Pink Rosé reinforces our abiding rapture. This wine is at once refreshing, complex and enticing, with aromas and flavors that will cause quite a stir at your upcoming holiday gatherings.
A beautiful, slightly coppery pink, from heart to rim.
A bold nose for a rosè, with fruity notes of fresh cherry and Meyer lemon zest overlaying slight floral notes of rose petal and hibiscus.
Bright and refreshing, with clear flavors of red d’Anjou pear, yellow peach, golden raspberry, and a slight hint of rose hip white tea.
Wonderfully crisp, with an elegant layered dimensionality, the bright fruit notes transition into a slight slate and limestone minerality at the end of the palate.
Perfectly paired with a first course, such as spinach salad with strawberries, walnuts, bacon bits, and feta.
What the Winery Says
The appealing pale salmon hue adds to the lure of this aromatic Rosé, with its bright cherry and citrus fragrance fused with floral notes. A slightly creamy texture and bracing acidity with a trace of minerality forms a lovely juxtaposition on the palate. Fresh cherry drives the flavors, with lemon, Asian pear, pineapple and raspberry adding layers and dimension to this refreshing wine.Another great summertime sipper, Big Pink will pair with halibut in a beurre blanc sauce, smoked trout or salmon, or a garden-fresh green salad with a simple and olive oil dressing.
- Jamie Peterson
- Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Bradford Mountain Vineyard
- Varietal Composition
- 50% Grenache, 25% Zinfandel, 25% Petite Sirah
- 100% stainless steel fermented and aged
About the Winery
Peterson Winery is located on Dry Creek Road just north of Healdsburg, in the famous Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County, California. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the geography of Northern California, Healdsburg and the Dry Creek Valley are about 75 miles north of San Francisco, and 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean coastline.
Peterson Winery grew out of the vineyards that now supply it with grapes. That may seem unusual, but our background is not just in winemaking, but also in grape growing, or viticulture. For us, making great wine is about the grapes – where and how they were grown, what the weather conditions were, and how the vineyards were managed during the growing season.