And the Rose Flows

And flows, and flows….what better to drink in the dog days of August when you live in a (former) swamp? So we’ve been drinking a ton of Rose. I have at least one more to write about that we’ve consumed in the last week!

This Rose was a 2007 Toulouse Pinot Noir Rose. We picked this up at the winery for $22 minus some kind of discount, it had a real cork closure, and clocked in at 14.5% alcohol by volume. I’m not sure you can see since my massive dinner is blocking it, but the rose is the prettiest salmon color! We visited Toulouse on our last trip to CA this past March.

On the nose I found strawberry, cherry, raspberry, watermelon, and rose water. In the mouth I got strawberries, raspberries, spice, cherry, earth, and watermelon. The wine was tart, dry, and refreshing, with a crisp, clean finish.

I actually had a method to my madness of choosing this Rose to eat with the dinner pictured about. We had turkey burgers stuffed with brie and green apples, topped with arugula, on grilled ciabatta bread. At Thanksgiving, both Pinot Noir and Rose are popular choices to pair with turkey, so I thought, why not a Rose of Pinot Noir? It worked really well with the burgers, though I’m sad to report that I couldn’t actually take a full bite of this creation, the sandwich was too big. And next time, I’d spice up the ground turkey a bit, it was bland.