I recently rediscovered Paumanok's Dry Rose hailing from the North Fork and I'm in love with it. It's everything an approachable yet dynamic and developed Long Island rose should be! Made with a blend of 61 % Cabernet Franc and 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a very pale rose in terms of color. Bright and crisp yet with notes of rose, red berries, citrus, and hints of peaches, this is summertime bottled in a wine. Long walks on the beach, sunsets with your toes curled into the sand, nighttime barbecues, and the sound of waves crashing on the shore.
What to pair with this brilliant rose?
How about the Utah born Seahive cheese from Beehive Cheese Company in Uintah, Utah. Seahive is hand rubbed with local Beehive wildflower honey and Redmond RealSalt. Round, bright and full bodied yet creamy, tangy, nutty and light, this cheese boasts elegant flowery sweetness with a savory briny finish.
The flowery notes of the wine will find their counterpart in those of the cheese and the creamy sweetness of the cheese will be excellently offset by the crisp acidity of the wine.
So get outside and enjoy some rose folks!