From: Columbia Valley, WA
Critical Acclaim: 91 pt WE This tasty méthode traditionnelle made of 100% Syrah was disgorged on 6/2/2022. Its tiny bubbles float lazily to the surface to deliver aromas of dried rose petals, strawberries, sourdough bread and an icy lemon granita. Raspberry, brown sugar and orange zest flavors go on seemingly forever. — M.A. Published 5/1/2023
Taste: From the moment the cork is popped, the NV Portlandia Sparkling Rosé Syrah exudes pure elegance and charm. It greets you with a captivating sunset hue, reminiscent of a fading evening sky. The gentle rise of tiny bubbles releases a captivating bouquet that fills the air with aromas of dried rose petals, ripe strawberries, comforting sourdough bread, and an invigorating whiff of icy lemon granita.
On the palate, this wine is an enchanting dance of flavors. The initial sweetness of ripe raspberry and brown sugar playfully intertwines with the refreshing zing of orange zest. The taste is long and lingering, with flavors that seem to go on seemingly forever, drawing you back for another sip.
The mouthfeel is as enjoyable as the flavors. The bubbles are elegant and persistent, adding to the overall structure of the wine. The balance between sweetness and acidity is finely tuned, with neither overwhelming the other. The finish is harmonious and well-rounded, leaving a refreshing and satisfying taste on the palate.
Pairing: This Sparkling Rosé Syrah is as versatile as it is delightful, making it a perfect accompaniment to a wide array of dishes. Its vibrant fruit notes and fresh acidity make it an excellent match for appetizers like smoked salmon crostini or prosciutto-wrapped melon. It also pairs wonderfully with salads (check out the recipe below!), pizza or flatbreads, taco takeout, grilled seafood dishes, particularly shellfish like lobster or scallops, where its bright citrusy notes can cut through the richness.
French Potato and Green Bean Salad
By David Tanis
About. When was the last time you were pleasantly surprised by a wine that dared to dance to its own rhythm? If it's been a while, prepare to be swept off your feet by the Portlandia NV Sparkling Rosé Syrah. This non-vintage bubbly has been skillfully crafted in the Columbia Valley region of Washington State, known for its cool climate and diverse soils. But this isn't your ordinary Rosé - it's made of 100% Syrah, a bold move that pays off in a symphony of flavors.
The first encounter with this wine is akin to a beautiful sunset fading into dusk. Its enticing hue might easily lead you to mistake it for a sparkling Pinot Noir, but the truth is even more intriguing. This is a sparkling Syrah that avoids unnecessary tannins or earthy funk, resulting in a wine that is both unique and pleasing to the palate.
The journey of tasting the Portlandia NV Sparkling Rosé Syrah is a delightful exploration. Tiny bubbles rise lazily to the surface, releasing a bouquet of dried rose petals, strawberries, sourdough bread, and a refreshing hint of icy lemon granita. The taste buds are then treated to a dance of raspberry, brown sugar, and orange zest, with flavors that seem to linger endlessly.
This exquisite wine, produced using the méthode traditionnelle, was disgorged on 6/2/2022. It boasts a balance of sweetness and acidity that is nothing short of perfection. Enticing notes of strawberry rhubarb crumble blend harmoniously with refreshing lemon zest, accompanied by an elegant bubble and a balanced finish. These features come together to create a captivating wine that delivers pleasure beyond its price point.
The story of Portlandia is as enchanting as the wines they produce. The winery was born from a cross-country journey and a chance encounter with the Oregon wine country. Founder Damian Davis was so smitten by the green, rolling hills, iron-rich soils, and cooling ocean breezes of the Willamette Valley that he left his tech career to create wines that showcased the region's beauty. The vision was simple: to create delicious, enjoyable wines, all while having fun and not charging too much.
Portlandia partners with passionate growers throughout Oregon and Washington, including the Willamette and Columbia Valleys. They are dedicated to crafting wines that reflect the unique terroir of these regions, from the temperate climate and diverse soils of the Willamette, ideal for cool climate varietals like Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, to the premier climate for red varietals in the Columbia Valley.
In the spirit of its founding philosophy, "Play Hard. Work Later," Portlandia has crafted a sparkling rosé that is as playful as it is sophisticated. Their NV Sparkling Rosé Syrah is a testament to the winery's dedication to innovation and quality, earning it a well-deserved 91 points from Wine Enthusist.
If you're seeking a wine that dances to its own rhythm and leaves a lasting impression, look no further than the Portlandia NV Sparkling Rosé Syrah. This wine is not just a drink, but an experience – a testament to the beauty and diversity of the Pacific Northwest wine country.
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