The 2019 Hess Select rosé was made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes grown in the Hess estate vineyards and in several other California appellations. The wine was fermented in stainless steel and has an alcohol level of 13.5% abv. It sells for only $12.
This rosé wine is a shade of salmon that leans more into pink than orange. The breezy nose gives a lovely show of cherry and strawberry aromas, with a bit of salinity peeking through. The palate brings plenty of cherry fruit into play with a bracing acidity. Citrus lingers on the finish. Pair this with salads and seafood for sure, but if you have a pork chop on the grill, unscrew the cap.