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Monday, July 15, 2013

Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé 2012 - A Heck Of A Nice Rosé

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Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé 2012 - A Heck Of A Nice Rosé
It won't blow your socks off but for only $8 this is one heck of a nice, refreshing rosé!

67% Syrah and 33% Mourvedre from Vin de Pays de la Mediterranee, Provence, France.

SRP of $12 and available for as low as $8 for the 750ml bottles. Also comes in 1.5L and 3L bottles. Sample submitted for review.

From the bottle:
"Jean-Luc Colombo has forged an international reputation as one of the most visionary and imaginative winemakers in France's Rhone Valley and especially in Cornas. 'My passion is to create wines that give people pleasure. I want each glass to be like a song praising the simple but important things in life: observing nature, enjoying food and sharing with others'.

Cape Bleue comes from a place near Marseille. The vines grow on calcareous rocks overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and a landscape composed of peaceful olive trees and the garrique. This dry Rosé, blend of Syrah and Mourvedre, has complex flavors of fresh raspberries, cherries, a hint of black olive and finishes with an elegant touch of freshness and spice. Serve with a wide range of fish, poultry and vegetarian fare or as simply as an aperitif at a cafe terrace by the water's edge!

12.5% Alcohol"
Today's wine is another in our new line of Reverse Wine Snob Certified Summertime Sippers™ (Trademark pending indefinitely ;). Summertime sippers come in many different shapes and sizes, but they hold one thing in common - they are perfect for relaxing on the patio at the end of hot and sunny day. Some of the others we've highlighted recently include:
Add today's wine to the list.

The 2012 Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé begins with pleasant aromas of strawberry, peach and watermelon. The wine tastes simple and very easy to drink with more strawberry and watermelon flavors along with some juicy cherry. You'll also find good acidity and balance. The fruit flavors turn tart and savory at the end and there's also a bit of saltiness on the surprisingly long finish.

Buy this wine online from our featured sponsor Marketview Liquor or see a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 7              Cost Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 7.5


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