Red Wine of the Week
Ruthe’s Pick: 2012 Bubblie Redheadie, $22
This sparkling Rosé presents with flavors of ripe strawberries with a hint of cream and spice. The mouth is round with a soft creaminess from the fine mousse. The bright fresh fruit is followed to the finish crisp and clean.
Bubblie Blondie makes some of the best sparkling wines I have had the pleasure to drink, and now sell in my tasting room. They go with almost anything and are so reasonably priced that these bubbles are great for today and any day! I was recently sitting in my tasting room with one of my vintner’s and we decided on sushi for lunch, then went to the sushi restaurant across from my place and ordered up a few items (toro sashimi, spicy salmon roll and some tuna rolls). When it was time to eat, the winemaker said to me, “what should we drink?” I walked to the fridge, looked in and said, “Sparkling Rosé?” OMG, it was perfect. The crisp, fruity sparkling following the sushi and wasabi was a perfect match and cleansed your palate for the next bite. WHO KNEW?!??! Sparkling plus Sushi equals a perfect match.
Taste and purchase this sparkling wine at Ruthe Roberts Wine Collective in Saratoga, Calif., or on the Bubblie Blondie website at www.bubblieblondie.com.
Ruthe Roberts is the owner of Ruthe Roberts Wine Collective, a multi-winery tasting room that specializes in small wineries, which usually don’t have a tasting room of their own. This is a place where wine lovers and smaller wineries come together – wine lovers will find new wines to love, and smaller wineries showcase their wines and introduce them to wine lovers.
Ruth Roberts Wine Collective, open Wed. – Sun., 12-7 p.m., is located at 14510 Big Basin Way Suite 10, in Saratoga, Calif. Call (408) 872-1001 or visit their website at www.rrvcwines.com. To talk to Ruthe visit the tasting room where she can usually be found behind the tasting bar or email firstname.lastname@example.org.