A couple weeks back I went wine tasting in the Sonoma Square with my friends Debby & Laura. We decided to taste in the square so that we could park, taste wine, and picnic without driving in between tastings. We first hit up Bryter Estates per Laura’s recommendation. Both Laura and Debby work in the wine industry, so it’s always fun to go tasting with insiders. Laura recommended their sparkling wine, Le Stelle, which is included in their normal tasting. What wasn’t included was the Rosé of Pinot Noir I saw sitting in a chiller. If there is one thing I love to taste while out wine tasting it’s rosé.
Bryter’s Jubilee is described as, “A jubilee is a special celebration – this year, we celebrate the season by creating a whole-cluster pressed rose of pinot noir. Crisp, dry, and refreshing with aromas of rose petals, fresh strawberries and watermelon rind, fermented in stainless steel and beautiful french oak barrels for perfect balance. Enjoy with all of lifes celebrations!” – Bryter
I find that with whites and rosé wines the aroma and taste really opens up after sitting out for 5-10 minutes. Take the chill off before you really judge this beautiful sipper. Bryter’s rosé is not super tart like I’ve noticed many rosé’s to be. It’s very soft and delicate. It’s a very light wine and is a perfect aperitif. I wouldn’t say this is my favorite rosé but I do think it’s a great representation of a rosé of pinot noir, which tend to be very light, dry, and delicate. On a hot day this is the perfect wine to enjoy. The next day after opening this bottle, David and I had another glass during a little backyard picnic on an 80 degree day. It was very enjoyable and paired well with our cheese and crackers.
It is $32 a bottle which is generally more than I like to spend on a rosé and would definitely be a factor for me buying it again. It was very similar to Red Car’s Rosé of Pinot. I’m not even sure I could tell you which one I enjoyed more. They are very similar to each other and both equally delicious. If you’re ever in the Sonoma Square, I recommend stopping by their tasting room. It’s bright, airy, clean, and they have wines worth tasting.