Today, May 25, is National Wine Day. (Who knew?!?) In honor of this special day, Friday's Featured Cocktail is a sophisticated rosé, perfect for summer, the 2010 De Loach Private Collection Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Rosé available from the Wall Street Journal Wine Club (we are satisfied members) From the Wall Street Journal:
"France's Burgundy region may be Pinot Noir's spiritual home, but today a handful of other regions rival it for class and fruit-richness and edge it out for value. These days, the most innovative estates, like 10-time Wine & Spirits 'Winery of the Year' DeLoach, even craft it in a rare rosé style, using the free-run juice of the pressed red grapes (a traditional method the French call saignée). Fruit-packed like a red and fresh like a white, this beauty is perfect for enjoying alone, and incredibly versatile with food too. DeLoach star winemaker Brian Maloney recommends it with charcuterie and aged cheeses — it's also excellent with duck, pork, and chicken. Look for ripe, round red fruit and rhubarb flavors."
As fine a summer wine as you'll ever find, the 2010 vintage is also certified biodynamic.