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Drink the Sunset at Cindy’s

Indulge in the season with perfectly-paired rosé


SPRING 2018 – Have you taken in a summer sunset on the Cindy’s terrace? The beautiful peachy hues are even better with a glass of bright wine in-hand. The new rosé wine program at Cindy’s, launched April 18th, was inspired by our view and crafted to show a gradation of color from pale peach to ruby hues that capture the sunset from our beautiful terrace. Sommelier Sterling Knight tasted over 100 rosés from different purveyors all over the world to discover the nuances, flavor profiles and colors that would best suit the Cindy’s experience —and pair really well with the foods of course. See Knight’s selections below, available by the glass, can, or bottle.

BY THE GLASS:
Jolie Folle Granche/Cinsault, Provence FR
Classic with salted strawberries and raspberry gummy flavors, perfect for a hot day.
Pairs well with Shellfish Platter. 

Le Fraghe ‘Rodon’ Bardelino Chiaretto Corvina/Rondinella, Veneto IT
Savory with earth parmesan rind and pickled fennel flavors.
Pairs well with Pan Roasted Fluke.

Pico Maccario Barbera, Barbera d’asti IT
Fun, childlike flavors of strawberry starburst, Bubbleyum bubble gum with hues of lavender.
Pairs well with Mezze Maniche Bolognese.

Castello di Bossi Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon, Tuscany IT
Structured with Mediterranean herb and cherry flavors.
Pairs well with the Burrata.

Senorio de P. Pecina Grenache, Rioja SP
Vibrant and energetic with blood orange and mint flavors.
Pairs well with Confit Pork Belly.

Gai-a Agiorgitiko, Nemea GR
Fresh and fruity with watermelon, jolly rancher, gooseberry cherry flavors.
Pairs well with the spices on the Angus Prime New York Strip.

BY THE CAN:
Ramona-Sicilian Zibibbo/Organic Grapefruit
Refreshing grapefruit radler.
Pairs well with Oysters on the Half Shell.

Una Lou – Pinot Noir Sonoma Carneros CA (375 mL)
Light and forward with sea salt and wild strawberry flavors.
Pairs well with Gunthrop Farms Brick Chicken.

ON TAP (COMING SOON TO OUR TERRACE):
Aerena Carignan/Mourvedre San Francisco CA
Rose water and ruby grapefruit flavors.
Pairs well with Grilled Covia Loin

LARGE FORMAT:
Jolie Folle Granche/Cinsault, Provence FR
This double magnum bottle (3L) pairs best with friends and sunshine.

On her personal connection to the Cindy’s rosé program:
“I actually went to Castello di Bossi and stayed in the Castle. When you drive up to the property, the bushes are bay leaves, the shrubbery is rosemary, on the ground its thyme and sage. You can literally just pick and have pockets full of cooking herbs. So, a lot of the times the Mediterranean wines do taste like the herbs because they permeate the soils. When I visited, it was 95 degrees and there was no air conditioning, everything was stagnant, so I had the idea to get our team together and drag all of our blankets into the vines. We sat drinking wine and listening to music in between these old Sangiovese vines and fell asleep, waking with the Tuscan sun. The particular vintage on the menu is from the grapes I slept amongst, so it holds a cool story.” – Sommelier Sterling Knight

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