By MARY ORLIN | email@example.com | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: June 10, 2017 at 10:00 am | UPDATED: June 11, 2017 at 12:51 pm
"When the temperature rises, cool off with pink wine.
For years, pink wine got little respect. Now, rosé is everywhere. What California winery isn’t making it? Just look at social media, awash in pink spirits and the #summerwater hashtag. We sought out California’s best #summerwaters, from the palest coppery hues to deep rose-petal pink drinks, priced from $15 to $29. After sampling dozens of bottles, here’s the top 20 — every one of them offering dry, crisp, splendid sips.
2016 McIntyre Rosé of Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands ($24): This graceful, eye-catching bottle holds wine sourced from McIntyre’s sustainably farmed estate vineyard, which holds SIP certification."
By PAUL HODGINS | firstname.lastname@example.org | Orange County Register
PUBLISHED: June 23, 2017 at 1:02 pm | UPDATED: June 23, 2017 at 1:27 pm
"Summer is officially here, but please, put down the Rombauer Chardonnay. Our fair state produces a tempting and richly varied cornucopia of wines that are best enjoyed during balmy weather, and if you’re a true fan of the state’s wine industry you owe it to yourself to try a few that are less familiar and, at times, more adventurous.
Here are some trends I have noticed among California’s summer wines:
McIntyre Vineyards 2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir ($24): From the Santa Lucia Highlands, one of California’s premiere regions for pinot noir, this lightly colored rosé is a tad less than bone dry and carries notes of white peaches, orange blossom and sandalwood. It’s well made for the price: single vineyard, single block, 45-year-old vines."