Best Buy! Fiona Mak’s rosé house — inspired in part by her trips to the French Riviera — relies on Pinot Gris for her “Summer” program, so she submitted her two most recent vintages. Both merited gold. Here, its theme of starfruit and cantaloupe creates an appealing sense of fleshiness on the midpalate that’s whisked away with a racy burst of blood orange, lemon zest and minerality. She pairs this complex expression with fish tacos, Asian fare, shellfish and dishes that bring some heat.
Rating: Outstanding! Gold medal — 91 points
Production: 300 cases