Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wine of the Weekend - Tramonto

Tramonto 2010 Russian River Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir. 

This is one of my very favorite California rosés this summer. Sunset Magazine recently highlighted the Tramonto as a perfect wine pairing with Salmon.  Found in your favorite happening restaurants and boutique wine shops around NorCal.  Texas just received the last batch made - this is the pink-wine that kicked off Bar Lamar at Whole Foods Austin too! (Distributed by Favorite Brands-formerly Avante Beverages)

The Pinot Noir  grapes for this wine are sourced from three of the most sought-after vineyards along Westside Road, in the northern Russian River Valley. The vines are mainly Dijon clones 115,667,777 with small amounts of Eden and Swan Clones. 
Color is light peach, a true vin gris. Aromas of watermelon rind, wild strawberries and jasmine. Flavors of peach, cucumber, citrus and a mineral, wet slate finish. Found both on tap and bottle.  $12-14 a bottle.

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