From Sonoma County, Calif. and with one foot in the red door and one in the white, the Eric Kent Rosé opens up the opportunity to get a little wild. It’s a bigger-styled wine than most here, yet still crisp and refreshing. I found Grilled Balsamic Pork Tenderloin to be a perfect pairing. It was a combination of the marinade and the char from the grill that really made this pairing work. The recipe hints to add a few tablespoons of honey to the marinade, and I agree 100 percent. The Eric Kent Rosé sang with the mix of succulent pork and sweet char.
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2011 Eric Kent Wine Cellars Rosé – The bouquet wafted up from the glass, showing fresh strawberries in cream, grapefruit, minerals and sweet floral notes. It showed medium weight on the palate with a push and pull of sweet versus tart apple, fresh cranberries and a hint of citrus. The finish was clean and refreshing with the slightest hint of lingering red berries.