Spring is in the air in my Midwestern corn field and I’m breaking out my favorite style of wine, Rose’s!!
Anyone who stops by our farmhouse will be offered a dry pink wine. I always have a few bottles in the wine rack and if I get close to running out, I’m quick to stock up on more!
One of my favorite wineries is Kokomo Winery. Their newly released 2015 Grenache Rose’ is fantastic. As a member of their wine club, I was able to purchase a case of this wine!
Erik Miller is one of the owners of Kokomo Winery, located in Healdsburg, California. Erik grew up in Kokomo, Indiana and graduated from Purdue University. He took his Midwestern values and headed west, for wine country. The Farmer and I had the pleasure of visiting the winery a few years ago and it was a super great time. You walk in to a very laid back atmosphere, surrounded by wine barrels and a wooden tasting bar. Erik gave The Farmer and I a great “back room” barrel tasting. Side disclosure, I know Erik and he is one of the greatest guys that I’ve had the pleasure of knowing in the wine industry. I’m not sure everyone gets a barrel tasting like we did, but I guarantee everyone gets fantastic service at the bar.
Kokomo’s website describes the wine as such, “After harvesting at 22 brix and a whole berry press, we maintained a cool fermentation in stainless steel, which allowed us to retain the fruit’s natural character. The subtle hue and aromas of watermelon and strawberry introduce the senses to this wine. Melon, peach and strawberry juice explode on the palate with hints of minerality, vibrant acidity, and a long mouth-watering finish.”
I can definitely smell and taste the watermelon and berry flavors. This wine is perfect with an outdoor swing and a patio to relax! At just $24 a bottle, you can afford to buy a few bottles to enjoy!
What is your favorite spring wine? I’d love to hear what you want to drink when the weather gets warmer!