J Vineyards, Russian River Valley (Sonoma County, California) Rosé Brut NV

($45): A graceful blend of basically Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this salmon-hued rosé is both steely and fruity — and perfectly balanced.  It’s remarkably versatile, working deliciously as an after-work, “I’m glad to be home,” aperitif and equally well with simply grilled salmon.  Its acidity cuts through the fish, while the delicate fruitiness allows you to savor it by itself.
91 Michael Apstein Jan 10, 2017