2012 Birichino Rose (Vin Gris)

Flavors:  Lots of interesting and subtle baking spices woven between layers of strawberries, peach, watermelon and roses

Nose:  Fresh cut flowers and more spices!

Price:  $15

Winery website:  Click here

Overall Impressions:  As is usually the case with how I purchase rose, I was attracted to this bottle because of the pretty, pink color of the wine and the matching, attractive label.  At first I thought it was an imported wine, because the text on the back label was literally written in French.  Upon closer inspection though, below the French text was the same paragraph written in English — interesting.  Oh well, it was enough for me to physically pick the bottle up and look at it closer, which I have to think is one step closer to victory in the marketing eyes of the winery.  I continue to be impressed by the roses made by California wineries in the $15 range.  In my opinion, the roses I’ve tried thus far are right on par with the price to quality ratio I would expect from the best rose producing wine region in the world, Provence!  I likes this wine a lot because it was smooth, tasty, pretty to look at and paired well with food, which is the hallmark of a good rose.

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...and here's that curve ball of a back label with the wine description in French on the top half and English in the bottom half.

…and here’s that curve ball of a back label with the wine description in French on the top half and English in the bottom half.

A little shameless self-promotion of my cooking skills.  Orange roughy, with orange and preserved lemon pan drippings, wilted mizuna and new potatoes.  The rose paired very nicely with this dish.

A little shameless self-promotion of my cooking skills. Orange roughy, with orange and preserved lemon pan drippings, wilted mizuna and new potatoes. The rose paired very nicely with this dish.

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