SONOMA (KCBS) – It’s fascinating to see how rosé is making a comeback. Once upon a time, these were some of the most popular of all wines, only to suffer because rosé was neither white nor red.

Here we have a couple of rosé wines and a white aperitif that are all just plain delicious. And there are lots of fun ways to use them.

KCBS Food And Wine Editor Narsai David:

The 2011 Toad Hollow Sonoma County Dry Rosé of Pinot Noir has a charming pink color and a hint of strawberries on the aroma. It’s crisp on the palate and leaves a clean, refreshing aftertaste.

The 2011 Cline Morvèdra Rosé comes from a grape that’s grown in the south of France and found all along the Mediterranean. This wine from Contra Costa County has a pale, coppery color with just a hint of pink similar to a rosé champagne. There’s an intriguing, lush aroma of freshly baked bread. It’s a perfect luncheon wine, or one to serve with an entrée salad.

Finally, the 2011 Kenwood Moscato Zacchera, made from 100 percent Muscat canelli, has that classic perfumy fruit of the Muscat grape. This wine is a lot of fun to drink with fresh fruit as a dessert wine, or by itself as a sipping wine.

2011 Toad Hollow Sonoma County Dry Rosé of Pinot Noir


2011 Cline Morvèdra Rosé


2011 Kenwood Moscato Zacchera


Narsai David is the KCBS Food and Wine Editor. He has been a successful restaurateur, chef, TV host, and columnist in the Bay Area spanning four decades. You can hear him Saturdays at 10:53am, 12:53pm and 4:53pm, and at 2:53am Sunday on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.

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