NAPA VALLEY, April 30, 2012 — It’s that time of year again. The weather is warm, and winemakers are beginning to roll out their summer wines. Experienced wine buyers know that these crisp, dry, pink wines are typically made in limited quantities and aren’t available for long. So now is the time to stock up for those hot summer days that are just around the corner in California–and Texas, and Florida, and New York, and just about everywhere else in the USA.
Many–perhaps most–of the best summer wines aren’t available in stores. You really have to go into the Wine Country to get them, either personally or virtually (online). When you’re planning your Pink Wine Provisioning Trip, be sure to include Peju Province Winery on your itinerary. Peju makes some of the most delicious pink wines you can find in the Napa Valley. Like all of Peju’s wines, they are made in small lots and are mostly available only at the winery. Peju has three pink offerings:
This gorgeous wine delivers a burst of fresh berry flavors and heady floral aromas. Peju Pink was created by the women of Peju Winery to honor all the lives that have been touched by breast cancer. Ten percent (10%) of all proceeds from the sale of Pink go to local organizations that help patients with breast cancer prevention and treatment. Priced at $22/bottle.
Rosé of Syrah
This rosé offers distinctive notes of ripe strawberries, rose petals and citrus fruit. Crisp, clean and elegant, Peju says it “brings the Parisian sidewalk bistro into the backyard.” Like all rosés, serve it chilled. Peju suggests pairing it with a crisp salad topped with tangy goat cheese. Priced at $25/bottle.
Peju Provence is not really a rosé, but it’s still pink! This unusual wine is a red and white blend made from five different varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and French Colombard. It is versatile across a broad range of foods, from sweet baby back ribs to spicy chicken wings to virtually anything that’s grilled. Serve this wine chilled, like a rosé. Priced at $22/bottle.
Peju Province Winery is located at 8466 St. Helena Highway (Highway 29) in Rutherford. The tasting room is open everyday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Or shop online at www.peju.com.