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Summer Pinks

Find out what people in Provence have known for years – rosés are delicious. The pink stuff, ranging from just barely blushing to a sassy, almost-but-not-quite red, is not that White Zinfandel your grandmother liked to drink. For one thing, it's dry. Rosés are made mostly with red-wine grapes, pressed gently, and allowed to pick up just a bit of color from the grape skins. They can be light or more substantial, but they can be served with anything you'd serve a white wine with. Especially seafood – rosés bring out the sweetness of shellfish in particular. Think pink for summer, but also in the winter when you long for sunshine.
New Vintage 2015!  This light-bodied, Southern Rhône blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault is a perfect accompaniment to summer foods and even Thanksiving dinner.

$10.00  / 
New Vintage 2015!  A rosé made from 100% Mourvèdre -- a grape that's usually blended into big red wines? Sure! Made as a rosé you get some of that great fruit, and just a little of the clove and spice. A great wine for Thanksgiving foods, seafood, and salads.

$10.00  / 
New Vintage 2015!  A blend of Merlot and Grenache Gris, this rosé is named for the northern lights -- like a flash of pink in a glass.  The Merlot adds a little more fruit than found in most rosés, and the "gray" Grenache adds a little earthiness and lighter fruit flavor.  Plus it contributes the almost salmon-like color to the wine.  Something to see and taste!

$12.00  / 
New Vintage 2015!  This Côtes du Rhône blend is 50% Grenache, 50% Cinsault. It's a little crisp but round, light- to medium-bodied, perfect for salads and seafoods.

$12.00  / 
New vintage 2015!  70% Tempranillo, 15% Grenache, and 15% Verdejo, this rosado from north-central Spain has more fruit and body than French rosés, making it a great pairing for foods you'd use whites or light reds for, too.

$13.00  / 
New Vintage 2015!  This blend from the Luberon is crisp, but has more roundness than some Rhône rosés. Made from Cinsault, Grenache, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.

$13.00  / 
New Vintage 2015! A Languedoc rosé made from organic grapes:  Grenache, Cabernet Franc, Carignan, and Syrah.  This wine has unusual depth of flavor, plus the light fruit and acidity you expect from rosés.  The Carignan adds more lush fruit flavors, making a great food wine.

$14.00  / 
70% Tempranillo, 15% Grenache, and 15% Verdejo, this rosado is left to age a little "on the lees," of the Verdejo, giving it fantastic body and flavor. A bit more oomph than your usual rosé, but still refined.

$16.00  / 


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