La Ferme Julien, RosÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â©, CÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â´tes du Ventoux, France 2005 ($5)
What better wine to enjoy after a day on the beach but rosÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â©? I picked up this blend at Trader Joe’s after remembering a recommendation from Quaffability (ironically for another rose). It is made from 50% Cinsault, 40% Grenache and 10% Syrah grown in France’s Rhone Valley.
The wine is a beautiful shade of salmon/ruby with lean aromas of strawberry and watermelon. In the mouth it is light and dry with cherry and strawberry fruit flavors and good acidity. A cut above quaffable and a nice value.