Intriguing Rosé

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Bin Ends Wine in order to participate in the F. Wildman Twitter Taste Live.

Up 5th for the night for the F. Wildman Twitter Taste Live we had the 2008 Paul Jaboulet Aine Parallele 45 Rose from the Cotes du Rhone.  I was happy to have a Rosé after the line up of whites…something a little different as we made our way through the (long) line up! Six wines in one night is quite a few!  The wine had a real cork closure, clocked in at 13% alcohol by volume, and retails for around $9.

First, I have to say I loved the pale pink color that this showed in the glass. My pictures don’t really do it justice. I’m a terrible photographer! On the nose I found strawberries, raspberries, a hint of citrus on the edge of the nose, cotton candy, red currants, orange rind, and banana.  For a Rosé I found this to be a very complex nose.  In the mouth I got flavors of raspberries, tart red fruit, lime, red currants, strawberries, and notes of jello.  I liked the crisp and refreshing nature of this wine and at $9 would certainly buy it again!

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