Presqu’ile Rosé of Pinot Noir and a Strawberry, Citrus and Avocado Salad.

Strawberry Avocado Salad with Presqu’ile Rosé
Presqu’ile  Winery

Presqu’ile Winery

On our final day at the Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend, we drove north to the Santa Maria Valley to visit the stunning Presqu’ile Winery. Located in the Northern part of Santa Barbara County the climate here provides a longer growing season giving deeper complexity to the wines and a natural acidity. The property is beautiful with beautiful vineyards and modern and inviting architecture and an amazing view.

Presqu’ile Rosé of Pinot Noir

Presqu’ile Rosé of Pinot Noir

The Rose of Pinot Noir is made from Pinot Noir from the Presqu’ile Estate Vineyard. It is fermented by native yeast and aged 5 months in stainless steel. It is Fresh & crisp with bright red fruits…crisp red apple, cherry & strawberry.

Ryan at Presqu’ile

Ryan at Presqu’ile

While we were at the winery enjoying this lovely Rosé of Pinot Noir, Ryan who was handling our tasting mentioned that he had scored a great pairing with this wine the week before. He took a bottle of the rosé out to a gathering and they paired it with a strawberry avocado citrus salad. Everyone cheered for his perfect pairing. Tasting the rosé I could envision the pairing and how well it would go. The sweetness of the berries, the tart acid of the citrus and the rich fattiness of the avocado with this beautiful rosé cutting through…so I popped back another of their Mississippi pecans to keep my mouth from salivating too much and decided that this inspiring recipe and pairing I would need to try for myself!

Blood Oranges

Blood Oranges

I used a couple of blood oranges for some extra depth of flavor. Here we go…Thanks Ryan!

So we went to one of local Farmers Markets, Downtown 3rd Farmers Market and picked up some fresh Strawberries, Avocado and Salad mix and went home and made a Perfect pairing of Rose and Fruit Salad. Enjoy.

 

Strawberry Avocado Citrus Salad with Seared Scallops

Strawberry Avocado Citrus Salad with Seared Scallops

Strawberry Citrus and Avocado Salad With Presqu’ile Rosé of Pinot Noir

 

For more about Presqu’ile Rosé of Pinot Noir and Presqu’ile Winery

http://www.presquilewine.com

http://www.presquilewine.com/Wines/Rose-of-Pinot-Noir/Santa-Maria-Valley/2013

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