Saturday, April 11, 2009


Recently, my good friend and sales rep for Vanguard Wines, Jeff Hickenlooper, came by to taste Shannon and I on two new rosés. The first of which was from renowned blush winemaker Charles Bieler. The Bieler Rosé Coteau d’Aix-en-Provence 2008 is a spectacular blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Grenache that possesses exceptional red berry fruit flavors and aromas, with a touch of mineral, garrigue, and floral notes. A stunning effort from the Provence.

Monsieur Bieler also makes a rosé on this side of the pond, in collaboration with fellow Charles, Mr. Charles Smith of K Vintners and the Magnificent Wine Company in Washington State. The Charles & Charles Rosé 2008 is made entirely from Syrah, and demonstrates juicy strawberry and cherry notes, with a clean, fragrant presence on the palate that is lively, light and dry.
Both of these wines would make great accompaniment to your Easter dinner, or just anytime with any meal, particular when the weather starts warming up.

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