Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Solstice

Yesterday was the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and around here the hottest day so far. That made it perfect for a rose'.

The wine of choice was a 2011 Saint Roch Les Vignes from the Cotes des Provence and the fact that the sun was prominent on the label was merely a coincidence, but a rather nice one.    The color was a bright, salmon orange and the nose was freshly crushed berries and freshly sliced peaches.  Bone dry taste with good hints of strawberries and peaches, wonderful acid and a dry earth after taste that left an austere feeling in the mouth. 

Dinner was a center slice of Beluga Point wild salmon from Alaska.  Rich, luscious and fresh it was a perfect foil for the wine. 

13.5% alcohol and $12

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