Everybody gets little nervous at their first Rosé/Chardonnay party. Especially when it's time to play Spin the Bottle.
Just look at you. My little 2013 Dry Rosé of Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley's all grown up. You look just as crisp and bright as your mother did when she was your age. You’ll be quite the knockout at the party, I’m sure. But before your five little friends get here to take you there, I thought maybe we could have a bit of a chat.
So your mother told me there’s going to be six bottles of 2013 Signature Selection Chardonnay at the party, too. Now, hold on, before you get all “it’s no big deal” on me, just hear me out. See, I was once young and aromatic with Meyer lemon zest and honey notes just like they are. I know what it’s like to be full of golden delicious flavors with a bit of tropical fruit and a hint of grassiness. I also know that bright acidity and toasted oak complexity isn’t the ONLY thing on their minds at this age.
Honey, please, I’m not trying to embarrass you! I just want to, you know, be careful. You’re a lovely 2013 Dry Rosé of Zinfandel. You have fresh aromas of rose petals and sweet strawberry jam, and so naturally they’re going to be interested in getting to know you. I just don’t want you to rush into anything. I know it’s just a party but, I swear, if I hear that one of those Chardonnays got you to mingle in the same glass as him, I just don’t know what I’ll do!
Okay, fine. I know I’m being over protective. I should trust you more than I am now. That’s fine. Your mother told me I need to learn to let go, so I’ll let go. Go to your party. Enjoy yourself. BE CAREFUL. And if any of those punks come near you with a corkscrew, you call home. Daddy will have a baseball bat waiting.