Wine: Montes Cherub Rose of Syrah 2012
Region: Colchagua Valley
I will never forget the first time I poured this dry rose at one of my wine tastings. I had to beg and cajole my guests to try it. They kept saying, “I don’t drink white zinfandels.” That was five years ago. I now carry over 12 dry roses in my shop, from a variety of different countries. Because of their flavor profile, they are the perfect summer wine – crisp, clean, and refreshing. Montes is one of my favorites (and it’s not just the label!). It is produced from Syrah and therefore has good weight, so that it can be enjoyed casually or with burgers and pastas.