Tag - Rosé

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Pacifico Sur Carmenere Rosé 2014
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Feeling Rosé
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Charles & Charles Rosé 2013
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Fortant Grenache Rosé 2012
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Domaine Bousquet Malbec Cabernet Rosé 2013
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Airport wine bar epiphany
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Marqués de Riscal Rosé Rioja 2010
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La Vieille Ferme Rosé 2013
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Artea Rosé 2013

Pacifico Sur Carmenere Rosé 2014

Central Valley, Chile
$8.00
It was the last of the unfinished bottles of wine purchased for the Fourth of July weekend. It was the one I was least enthused about trying, and most skeptical about. And like all wines of its ilk, it took a little time, but ultimately found its way to my gullet.

One sip-bite-slurp at a time.

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Feeling Rosé

The morning snow flurries had stopped, the clouds cleared completely — they just seemed to disappear. While I read the newspaper and contemplated my “spring forward” Sunday, just outside the window behind me, a fleeting whisper of the coming Spring was springing.

Suspicious of the buzz of activity outside on the street I reached for my iPad, entered the code to unlock it, flicked my fingers around the screen in an expert blur of perfectly choreographed movement and launched the weather app. It was 40 degrees! Flooded with hope that the winter might actually soon end I jumped off the sofa to the sound of the fluttering newspaper pages I was abandoning there.

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Charles & Charles Rosé 2013

Columbia Valley, Washington State
$9.99
It’s good. Buy it. Drink it. Have fun. There’s really not too much to say. I read somewhere (or was it mentioned to me by someone at the store?) that Washington State is producing some good hooch as of late and it’s really popular now. I have no proof of this, only a few really good bottles, of which this little rosé is an example.

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Fortant Grenache Rosé 2012

Pays d’oc, France
Splurge-y
$12.99
Yes, #porchtime #winetime has been like a battle cry for me this summer. And yes, that normally has accompanied a bottle of rosé.

Here’s a super blushy rose-petal pink wine that not only went nicely outside on the porch, but also inside with dinner. The salty and spicy fried rice with seitan benefitted greatly from the fresh and bright gulps of wine I drank with it.

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Domaine Bousquet Malbec Cabernet Rosé 2013

Mendoza, Argentina
Tupungato Valley
Splurge-y
$8.99
This super moon made me a super mess! Hay dios mio. It’s been no joke. After days of fitful sleep and dreams more action-packed than a Michael Mann flick I made a speedy exit from work on Friday, desperate for wine and porch time.

The rosé I bought a couple of weeks ago, before the family vacation cruise, was chilling in the fridge and screaming my name desperately like Leo in Titanic, “Rosé!”

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Airport wine bar epiphany

Special holiday edition
Nothing stops the Hood Somm! Even while busy running around the airport, headed for my family vacation aboard the cruise ship “The Allure of the Seas,” I industriously found the time to sniff out a wine bar at the United Airlines terminal at Newark international airport. What can I say, I work tirelessly for all you winos. Everything I do I do for, um, wine.

Vino Volo is pretty bougie little wine bar but it had a wine selection, and that was good enough for me at the time. The staff was friendly and the wines were served with coaster-like slips of paper that told me what I was drinking, its origin and a string of typical tasting notes verbiage.
vino volo

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Marqués de Riscal Rosé Rioja 2010

Rioja, Spain
Splurge-y
$8.99
This was not only the first rosé I’ve purchased with a cork instead of a screw cap but also the first that wasn’t French. This Spanish Rosé Rioja was more the dark and broody sister of its bright and effervescent French sibling.

It was every sip a Spanish rosé; fresh, mysterious and with a touch of something foreboding. She goes down at the end with a slightly bitter warmth.

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La Vieille Ferme Rosé 2013

Cotes du Ventoux, France
$7.99

Great value!!! Buy it.

I am ON BOARD with this rosé shizz. Fo sho y’all! I mean!!

Last night, after a most craptastic day earning the Benjamin’s, I had myself a whole lotta fun bringing all kinds of pleasure to my mouth. Okay, that sounds weird.

But seriously, (and drum roll please) I am officially a rosé convert. Was the wine that Jesus served at that magical meal a rosé? Because it should have been. Right? Whatever. Never you mind, I’m delirious with the this great big new-found love for rosé. Blinded by the pink light.

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Artea Rosé 2013

Alpes de haute Provence, France
$6.99
I‘m not particularly fond of using flowery language filled with obscure references to describe how wines smell or taste to me (Hot rocks? Maduro tobacco? Fig paste?).

However, upon smelling this rosé I swear I detected anise mixed with an indicernable sweetness.

I have always loved the smell of anise and it’s such a specific and evocative scent for me. However, there’s no particular Proust-like recollection of a memory that transports me. It’s more of a hazy Frankenstein-stitched-together, coat of many colors, patchwork-pastiche type of memory. Everything and nothing at all. It’s pretty nice actually, and so is this rosé.

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