Hess winemaker Dave Guffy says the pink wine goes best with food, and he recommends that you have yours with "sweet and salty combinations, like a prosciutto and melon salad." The appellation appears on the label as "California," which doesn't tell us much about its origin. Also, the winery seems tight-lipped about what grape varieties make up the wine, although I’m guessing it’s Pinot Noir. The wine hits only 13.5% abv and sells for $12.
This salmon colored wine passes the "pretty test" - the first hurdle for any rosé - with no trouble. The sniff test holds a bit of funky fruit. Rather than simply ripe strawberries, there is a savory angle that is quite enticing. The palate follows that path, but allows a bit more of the fruit to shine through. It is a pleasant pinkie, with more than enough acidity for pairing with the usual suspects.