We are excited to introduce you to a wine new to the Shall We Wine family! Our Wine of the Week is the Twenty Ten Wines 2018 Rosé . The brainchild of mother and son team Michael and Jacky Davis, Twenty Ten Wines was established in 2017. Watch the video.
Meet The Davis Family
The mother and son duo fell in love with wine in 2014 and joined forces to bring California deliciousness to their friends in Chicago. With the help of their online store and social media savvy, Twenty Ten Wines’ portfolio has pleased the palates of wine lovers across the country.
Twenty Ten Wines:
Twenty Ten Wines currently offers; a bold and silky Syrah (2016 Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County), a juicy Rosé (2018 California) and zippy Sauvignon Blanc (2019 Napa). They will release a Twenty Ten Wines sparkling in the end of spring 2020.
I featured the 2016 Syrah on my Valentine’s Day TV segment on The Jam. On the show, I paired this bold, fruit forward red wine with 80% dark chocolate. Tip: This is a great treat during this social isolation.
Our Wine of The Week: Twenty Ten Wines 2018 Rosé
As we toast the first days of spring, I chose the Twenty Ten Wines 2018 Rosé as our wine of the week. This sunny California blend of Tempranillo and Mourvedre is ample, juicy and bursting with ripe red fruit and sweet plum flavors. This is not your mama’s rose!
Know Your Grapes:
You may recognize Tempranillo as the dominant red wine grape of the Rioja region in Spain. Tempranillo is also found in other Spanish wine regions where it is a part of a blend. Typical flavors range from sour cherries, strawberries, blackberries, fig, wood, and dill.
Mourvèdre, also known as Monastrell or Mataro is best known as coming from Spain and France. You may recognize Mourvèdre as the M in the famous three variety red blend of the France’s Rhône Valley known as GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre ). The flavors of Mourvèdre range from Blackberries, pepper, tobacco to jam.
Clearly Tempranillo and Mourvèdre are not typically grown in California. The grapes for the Twenty Ten Wines 2018 Rosé are from Clarksburg AVA (American Viticultural Area). “Clarksburg AVA is on the Sacramento River, the profoundly defined by the maritime influence of the Sacramento Delta, and has been statistically identified as comparable to the best wine grape regions in California (Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles) in terms of degree days and day to evening temperatures.” Clarksburg Vintners Association
This is a fun wine to sip solo or pair with food. I recently enjoyed the Twenty Ten Wines Rosé with Shrimp and Grits from Virtue Restaurant. The wine is flexible and can be served at brunch, lunch, or dinner. It would be great with smoked salmon, carpaccio, watermelon and goat cheese salad and or spicy gumbo!