Acorn Alegría Rosato 2007

Alegría Rosato Russian River Valley

This wine, made primarily of Sangiovese, is deep rosy pink with a lightly floral, slightly strawberry nose. Straight from the fridge it seemed closed and simple, but once it warmed to about 65ºF it started to open its petals. The winemakers have added Zinfandel, Alicante Bouschet, and—notably—Petite Sirah to the blend, in an attempt, perhaps, to counter the wine's crisp acidity. It needs a little more depth and heft, though; I can't help thinking it needs a bit of Viognier to round it out.

Still, it's pleasant enough on a spring evening, with turkey burgers on sourdough baguette.

Price: $20

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