Vesuvio Rosso

Here’s a nice sub-$20 food wine. Nice acid and balance, a little bright cherry and a hint of smoke from the volcanic soil. Pretty ruby color. This could very well be wine that Pompeians drank as the sky darkened and ash began to fall. Or maybe not. But if they did, they’d probably have this…

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Si, c’est bon

https://vine.co/v/MgETrtFVQzi/embed Here’s another excellent rose, although it’s not the stereotypical crisp, minerally yet fruity summer wine. It has a little more body and flavor than most. Since the label says it “was aged on lees and under a fine veil of flor for one year in 100-year-old foudres”, I was expecting it to be wilder…

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Summer Friday Evenings

A nicely balanced, refreshing Oregonian rosé. It was good with a little late afternoon sunshine and even better with Pad Thai and a Thai spicy beef salad. Very low alcohol, so you need not be afraid when you notice the bottle is more than half gone. We’ll be having this again!

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