A beautiful sunny lunch in Beverly Hills always puts me in the mood for a rosé. Such was the case at Il Forno Caldo, a favorite lunch spot for the wife and me. I can't remember which salad I ordered, but I won't soon forget the wine.
Elizabeth Rose rosé is a beautiful Napa Valley pink made from organically grown grapes in Yountville and Oakville, CA. 93% Syrah, 5% Cinsault and 2% Grenache are blended to create a rosé that's complex and delightful. Its alcohol level is 13% and it cost $9 per glass.
Deep strawberry pink in color, this wine is absolutely gorgeous to look at. The nose is very big, with watermelon Jolly Rancher in the forefront with a raspberry note. There's a green, vegetal aroma in there, too, maybe bell pepper. The taste is exceptional. Dry and fruity, there's a truckload of strawberry and cherry flavors that are as fresh as the garden. The acidity is crisp and the finish is completely satisfying.