Dark Horse California Rosé Wine Review in 2022
If you can’t decide between a crisp, dry, French Chardonnay and a full-bodied Merlot, a Dark Horse California Rosé is the choice of the hour. Balancing delicately in between the two options, this light pink retreat in a bottle is the answer you’ve been waiting for.
Dark Horse California Rosé Wine Review:
Challenging the wine industry, Dark Horse is a modern winery with a whole lot of attitude. Fierce winemaker, and the person at the helm of this company is Beth Liston.
Beth created the Dark Horse California Rosé to be a backyard BBQ contender. Because most Rosé found in the states are imports and therefore costly, she really wanted to grow something right in California that would be affordable. Of course, this dry crisp wine had to contend with the best of the best—and it does!
Rosé is a wine often misunderstood. Luckily, Beth set the record straight about these two common Rosé myths:
- Rosé is a sweet wine!-
“That may be true for some, but definitely not for all. Provence-style Rosés have become a summer staple thanks to a perfectly dry finish that rounds out the fruit. It’s that super satisfying balance that inspired me to create my dry Dark Horse Rosé.” – Beth Liston
- Rosé can simply be made by mixing red and white wine together!-
“Well, it may be pink, but it won’t be Rosé. Rosés are actually made with red grapes that are lightly crushed and left to steep with their red skins. The longer that the wine stays with the skin, the deeper the color.” – Beth Liston
Not only does Beth know what she is talking about when it comes to wine, but she has also built a grape empire. Along with the Dark Horse 2017 Rose – Ros Ros Wine, there happens to be a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Big Blend Red, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and of course, a Sauvignon Blanc. No matter your preference, there is a Dark Horse wine for you.
Don’t be fooled though, according to Beth, it takes the whole team to create and develop the wine pouring out of this rad company.
Pairings! Pairings! We Want Pairings!
Nothing brings a backyard party together like chips and dip.
A big ol’ bag of regular salty chips with a tub of onion dip, anyone? Maybe that’s just me, but many would agree that some nacho chips and seven layer dip would be heavenly. If you’re in charge of bringing the dip to the next outdoor soiree you’re attending, impress the crowd by bringing a bottle of Dark Horse California Rosé! It’s a match made in food heaven.
Barbecues have another common food theme.
Burgers. Smoky, melty, delicious burgers.
A backyard get together isn’t considered a BBQ until a perfectly produced parade of burgers is present—am I right? This rosé also happens to be the missing puzzle piece to the smoky burger’s flavor profile. Together, the wine and burger complement each other better than Jay Z and Beyoncé (you know—before the cheating.)
Whether your weekend has you completing a BBQ circuit, or simply enjoying some “me time” on your balcony with munchies, a bottle of Dark Horse 2017 Rose – Ros Ros Wine will make a great co-pilot to your plans.
Wine Fact: Rosé should be stored cooler than red wines; in a dark room with a temperature between 68 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, a rosé is best served chilled. So pop that stunning pink stuff in the fridge for no more than five hours before serving. Yum!
Dark Horse California Rosé: Anything But Boring!
A modern, edgy rosé like this can only be described as refreshing.
This wine finishes crisply, a complimenting end to each and every delightful sip. Flavors of slightly sweet red fruit, combined with a dry finish makes the Dark Horse California Rosé a top notch wine. Beneath those notes, one can even find a light rosemary essence, as well as barley-there mineral subtlety.
This wine is blended with a mixture of Grenache, Barbera, Pinot Gris, and Tempranillo. The levels to this delicious blend make it stand out in, an otherwise boring, crowd of pink wines.
Dark Horse is a front runner in crashing industry standards and thinking outside the vineyard. They believe in breaking rules and keeping modern.
Their rosé, like many others, is perfect for a summer drink. However, dare to think like the Dark Horse team thinks. Break the mold and drink this light, delicious wine year round. It is a good excuse to have a mid-winter beach themed bonanza!
Wine Fact: The alcohol content of Dark Horse California Rosé is 12.5%ABV per 750 ml.
Rosés of great quality usually come with a hefty price tag. Amazingly, the 2015 Dark Horse California Rosé is a steal at $13.99 on Wine.com Dark Horse 2017 Rose – Ros Ros Wine. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about liquor store hours, or removing your sweats. This gorgeous wine is just a click away!
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