Wine Wednesday: V. Sattui Dry Rosato

I believe I’ve talked before that I love dry rose’ wines! I drink them year-round and love them as a wine or as a sparkling wine!

With the warmer weather in my home state the past week, I’ve been throwing out the long tights and boots for short Spanx and my peeptoes!  Out goes the cube steak and mashed potato comfort food and in comes the grilled steak and asparagus.  And out goes my Cabernets and Zinfandels and in with some great summer wines!

A few years ago I had the chance to visit V. Sattui Winery in Napa Valley.  I was with The Farmer and some good friends.  The Farmer loves wine as well and we had a blast at this winery. I was meeting with the President of V. Sattui to give them a trophy they had won in the INDY International Wine Competition, a competition we run at Purdue University, and one of the largest wine competitions in the country. V. Sattui had won our Winery of the Year trophy and I had it packed in a box to give them!

After making a presentation of the trophy to the entire winery and the guests, we got a tour of the facility, let by Tom Davies, winery president. For this gentleman to take time out of his very busy schedule and give us a tour was incredible! We were given special treatment.  My thanks to them was in the amount of The Farmer’s money I spent at the winery and the continued amount of wine I continue to buy!

This Dry Rosato is one of my favorite wines.  The wine is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignane and made in the style of rose’ wines in Provence.  When I smelled and tasted this wine noticed cherry, raspberry and strawberry flavors.  It is exceptional!

And it’s not cheap, although not expensive either.  At $21.75 a bottle, you can enjoy this bottle by yourself, as I did, or share with friends.  I hate sharing this wine!  And if I’m not careful, I can drink this bottle by myself in one night!  

If you get a chance to visit V. Sattui, I highly recommend you try this wine! Plan to spend the afternoon there.  When we visited, we were able to purchase lunch at the winery and sit on their lawn while listening to music. It was a lovely day I’m able to relive when enjoying this wine.


  1. Napa is on my list of places to go with the hubster…. ONe of these days…… 🙂

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