This week Mary reviews two wines that she tried this Summer that I am looking forward to trying. One is a rose from California and the other a red blend from the Languedoc. (The Wild Southwest of France!)
1)2012 Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rose. $20. This was a California rose made in the Province style with three French varietals. The cepage was 70% Grenache, 20% Mouvedre and 5% Counoise. We both like Tablas Creek as they have a nice combination of old and new world approaches to wine making. This rose had a very pale color and a bit of oak which added some nice structure.
2)2011 Domaine D’Aupilhac. Languedoc. $15. (30% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, 10% Alicante Bouschet and 10% Aramon) That is quite a cepage! Nice structure with great Rhone varietals and a good SW French punch! Both of these are great for this time of year!
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