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It's Still Summer

October 14, 2008
Or well, I'm pretending it is. The weather isn't helping either, as it's still in the 80s here. SO Rose weather reigns! I picked out one of the Roses from my 12 under $10 case from Total Wine and More. The 2007 Rserve Grand Veneur hails from the Cotes Du Rhone, clocked in at 13.5% alcohol by volume, and contains Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault.
Reserve Grand Veneur

The wine looked like melted watermelon jolly ranchers in the glass. On the nose I found lime, raspberry, crab apple, and a slight spice. It smelled really good. In the mouth I got flavors of limes, strawberries, raspberries, and hard candy. The wine showed tart, crisp, and dry in the mouth. I found it quite refreshing and definitely a good simple wine for the price.

3 comments:

  1. David at Wine.com said...

    Hey Sonadora, the Grand Veneur sounds like a real treat! Thought you might be interested in a recommendation for another flavorful Cotes du Rhone wine. Our community writes some great reviews.
    http://www.wine.com/v6/community/UserReview.aspx?reviewid=4486&s=ptnr_blog&cid=ptnr_blog

    I agree with your friends - you're not a "wannabe" anymore. Love the blog!
    David

    10/15/08, 2:59 PM  

  2. Claire said...

    Hey, I'm with you - I'm still drinking rose'! I don't plan to stop until late November, either...

    10/15/08, 9:52 PM  

  3. Sonadora said...

    Thanks David.

    Claire, I love Rose with Thanksgiving!

    10/31/08, 6:57 PM  

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