A warm afternoon, getting ready to grill some pizzas, a Rose seemed like a good idea, and this one was on the 15 under $15 list from Total Wine.
Applellation: Costières-de-Nîmes (Southern Rhone).
Tasting Notes: This is a Granache based Rose, and has that Southern Rhone style of a little rustic and very sensible. Pale pink. Nose is muted, a little strawberry and cherry, lots of minerals. This is very nice! More strawberry and watermelon on the palate, with lots of minerality and acidity. Quaffable, but would also be great with a host of summer foods, Asian flavors, or anything on the spicy side. Solid value. Very Good.
Price: $10.99 at Total Wine.