Karen Birmingham Rose of Sangiovese Wine Review

The Lodi grown, medium bodied Italian Sangiovese wine is fruit forward and lower in alcohol content, making it the perfect porch wine.

I am delighted to bring you my Karen Birmingham Rose of Sangiovese Wine Review. It may not be spring, but planning to purchase your spring and summer wines in the next few months is a good idea.

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Perfect for a spring or summer porch dinner, Birmingham’s Rose of Sangiovese is crisp, refreshing, and light. It is the perfect compliment to a light meal. Just chill, pour, and enjoy.

The Lodi grown, medium bodied Italian Sangiovese wine is fruit forward and lower in alcohol content, making it the perfect porch wine.

Where You Find The Wine

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Karen Birmingham Rose of Sangiovese Wine Review

Karen Birmingham Rose of Sangiovese Wine Review

Details About the wine

This yummy Rose is currently sold out, but according to Birmingham, “I’m finishing up the 2020 vintage, getting it ready for bottling in January. If you want to add this to your spring enjoyment, don’t wait too long after it comes out.”

Chill, pour, enjoy with grilled fish and crunchy veggies for a relaxing summer dinner. Storing wine in a stand alone wine frig is the best way to keep it at optimum temperature. I like this KUPPET 27 bottle wine chiller from Amazon. It’s freestanding – so you don’t have to worry about installing it under the counter.

Wrap up

While this lovely Rose is out of stock you can choose other wines by this talented wine maker like her Lodi Barbera 2019 or her California Petite Sirah 2018

While we are in the throws of winter, I hope this helps you plan for your summer stock. This Karen Birmingham Rose of Sangiovese Wine Review hopefully gets you in the summer-on-the-porch mood.

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Montaria Reserva Lente Wine Review

My goal is to taste the wine, make notes, and then check out other reviews. In this case it backfired a little bit.

Montaria Reserva Lente Wine Review

My goal is to taste the wine, make notes, and then check out other reviews. In this case it backfired a little bit.

Typically I open my red wine when I start cooking, so it usually has about 30 minutes to breath – this one might have had only 15 minutes. When I looked at the makers recommendations, it suggests 1-2 hours of breathing time – oops!

The Montaria Reserva was still lovely although just a bit sharp. This I’m sure would be taken care of if I had opened it sooner. And, of course, by the end of the bottle we were loving it.

Rich and full bodied, it paired well with a spicy bolognese over zucchini noodles topped with Asiago cheese. The current and deep fruity flavor brought me back to Portugal.

Portugal’s wine

Portugal is home to some amazing vineyards. I was lucky enough to visit several in the Alentejo region on my last trip.

Luis Vieira’s vineyard is from the Alentejo (Lente) Region where the plains meet the sea in sun-soaked harmony. Grape and olive groves cover the landscape with a lush green carpet. If you have a chance to visit, please go.

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Em in Portugal

The grapes used in this vintage according to Nakewines.com are “Trincadeira for a soft, oh-so-smooth mouthfeel, Aragonez (aka Tempranillo) for its trademark savoriness, and Alicante Boushet for that full, fresh, mouth-filling fruitiness. A little aging in fancy French oak barrels and voilà – Portuguese perfection!”

Montaria Reserva Lente Wine Review
Montaria Reserva Lente Wine Review

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Here is what I know about wine. Everyone’s palate is different. We all have our own preferred tastes. The opinions expressed here are mine alone. I’m just a girl who loves wine.

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Hope you are enjoying your journey.

Sandi

p.s. If you enjoy wine and wine reviews visit this reivew of the Gloria Ferrer Vineyards.

For wines at their best temperature, a wine cooler is key. This counter top model from NutriChef fits into any kitchen or home bar. When purchasing a wine frig, opt for a dual control since your reds and whites should be stored at different temperatures.