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A Rose For the Warm Days of Fall


Phil recommended this bottle just a few weeks ago while it was still summer.   Despite our recent transition to fall the weather has remained warm and very humid which means I am still drinking rose.  Why not pick up a few more bottles of rose to invoke recent, relaxing memories?  This is a serious wine which I think is strongly priced for Bandol.  This bottle is available at MacArthur Beverages.

2011 Domaine de la Roche Redonne, Mas Redonne, Rose, Bandol – $17
Imported by Kysela Pere et Fils.  This wine is a blend of 55% Mourvedre, 35% Cinsault, and 10% Grenache.  TA 3.46 g/L, RS 0.23 g/L, pH 3.28, Alcohol 12.5%.  The color is a light salmon rose.  The nose reveals dried floral and red grapefruit aromas followed by textured, sweet spices.  The mouth follows the nose with dry, delicate red fruit, a little dusty in texture, and fresh acidity.  There are some ripe tannins and spices in the finish and aftertaste.  All of this is delivered with confidence and moderate weight.  In the end this is quite a pretty wine for drinking over the next several years.  *** Now-2015.

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