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The classic French rose wine

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Brand NamePaul Jaboulet Aine
Wine NameParallele 45
Vintage (Year)
AVACotes du Rhone
CountryFrance
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeGrenache, Syrah/Shiraz, Cinsault
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating7 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

It's summer time, which is the appropriate time for blush wines, and on my last outing, I thought that I would pick up a classic French release and see if I found any affinity for it.

Well, at best it's middle of the road in flavor, or really simply sublime. I am tasting the sweetest hint of strawberries along with just a dab of cherry. It's not too strong, not too light, but perfect for fruits and cheese. It's the classic summer sampler.

The mix is 50% Grenache, 40% Cinsault and 10% Syrah. Not bad, although I am loving blush wines made from some headier grapes.

 

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