Sample submitted for review. SRP of $12 and available for as low as $8 for the 750ml bottles. Also comes in 1.5L and 3L bottles.
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!
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:
- Domaine du Tariquet Classic Cotes de Gascogne 2011 - A Classic Summertime Sipper
- Crios Torrontes and Rose of Malbec - More Scrumptious Summertime Sippers
- Albarino - Made For Summertime Sipping on the Patio
- Top 10 White Wines Under $20 - Summer 2013 Edition
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.
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