Friday, July 4, 2008

Rose heaven.

Since it's a holiday and all... I thought we'd take a tour of Silverlake Wine's Parade of Rose. There are lots of choices and price points and they are open today from 10 to 3 for those of you who forgot to get your party wine! 

Personally, I'm usually partial to Provence because I like a lighter style, but since we are celebrating America today we can be a little more bombastic. 2007 Domaine de Fontsainte from Corbieres (top photo), $16.75. It's a blend of Grenache Gris, Grenache Noir, Carignan, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault - crazy! It's also bottled within a month of completion of fermentation to preserve freshness. Loads of ripe red strawberries - almost like the real thing.  

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