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Date:May 03, 2016

2015 Acrobat Rosé of Pinot noir

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2015 Acrobat Rosé of Pinot noir

2015 Acrobat Rosé of Pinot noir



k, we’ll admit we’re on a bit of a rosé kick right now! With the unusually warm, summer-like weather in Portland, we’ll find any excuse to pop open a new bottle of pink wine. Look forward to many more wines that go great with summer, just like this one in the coming weeks!

Bubblegum pink in color, this rosé is made by King Estate, one of the largest wineries in Oregon. With over 1000 acres of vines, this family-owned winery recently announced that by the end of this year, it will be fully biodynamic, the largest in the US! Now that’s really making a commitment to the environment and the health of wine drinkers. Click here to read their full press release.

When we swirled our glasses, we smelled freshly chopped rhubarb and tart pink grapefruit. As this wine warmed a bit, we also found aromas of sour cherries, cranraspberries and gardenias. And you know that tart white area near the watermelon rind that makes you pucker?  This rosé had that exact flavor! Slightly underripe strawberries, those cranraspberries from the aroma and a hint of sweet bubblegum rounded out the palate with a medium mouthfeel and a tart finish.

With just a touch of residual sugar, this rosé is a great porch sipper as you watch the world go by, especially if you’re sitting in a rocking chair. But if you really want to drink it with food, the Winerabblers would suggest pairing this wine with citrus and herb-marinated grilled chicken, a panzanella salad loaded with fresh veggies or poached trout with lemon and leeks.

SRP $15.

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  1. Rachel Lloyd Reply

    Is there anything better than Rose in the summer time??? I don’t think so. I love King’s Estate too. Isn’t it so beautiful out there?

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      We completely agree on all counts Rachel! What other wines of theirs do you love?

  2. Erin @ Platings and Pairings Reply

    Love rosé and love King Estate. I haven’t yet tried this vintage of the Acrobat, but will definitely be picking some up.

  3. Create/Enjoy Reply

    Sounds delicious! I can see how it would be very good with those summery flavors and foods, perfect for this weather!

  4. Brettni Brumfield Reply

    I just visited the King Estate website and that winery looks phenomenal!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Doesn’t it though Brettni? I hate to admit that I haven’t been there yet but am hoping to visit this summer.

  5. Haha, you have been all about the rose lately! But the pink color is so inviting… no wonder!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Haha Catherine! We’re big rosé lovers and drink a LOT of it because it goes with so many foods and looks lovely in our glasses.

  6. Jenni Reply

    One of the reasons I love roses are they are often really affordable wines that have a great flavor for a summer meal at the grill. I often don’t want anything to overpower the char from my grill and rose is good for pairing with a grilled fish, chicken or veggies. King Estate is one of my favs!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Oh Jenni- I couldn’t have said it better myself! Cheers, Michele

  7. Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife Reply

    I’ve enjoyed Acrobat wines but have never tried their rosé. Adding it to our summer wine playlist! 😉

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      It’s very reasonably priced and you might even find it on sale during Oregon Wine Month!

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