Bright, clear with a light salmon color and coppery secondary highlights. Aromatic with red delicious apple, muted strawberry, cherry and tropical fruit character, chamomile, subtle purple floral notes and hint of white pepper. Dry, medium-bodied with red berry, apple and white cherry fruit on the entry and subtle chamomile flower notes emerging on the fresh, textured mid-palate. The finish is moderately long, finely textured and refreshing with lingering red fruit and savory herbal elements. Not just for summer, the JUSTIN 2018 Rosé is a great go-to wine that pairs well with a wide variety of foods, like a bacon, lettuce, tomato chopped salad, roasted chicken with herbs and garlic, or rigatoni with a Bolognese ragu.
The largest and perhaps most varied of California’s wine-growing regions, the Central Coast produces a good majority of the state's wine. This vast California wine district stretches from San Francisco all the way to Santa Barbara along the coast, and reaches inland nearly all the way to the Central Valley.
Encompassing an extremely diverse array of climates, soil types and wine styles, it contains many smaller sub-AVAs, including San Francisco Bay, Monterey, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles, Edna Valley, Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley.
While the Central Coast California wine region could probably support almost any major grape varietiy, it is famous for a few Central Coast reds and whites. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel are among the major ones. The Central Coast is home to many of the state's small, artisanal wineries crafting unique, high-quality wines, as well as larger producers also making exceptional wines.
Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color depends on grape variety and winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta.