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2014 Rose Tasting at Sigels April 9th

Woman drinking wineby Jennifer Thomas

You will want to check out Sigels on Greenville Thursday, April 9th from 5-7pm when they welcome the first of their 2014 French Rose’ wines. You will be able to taste six of these dry, crisp summer sippers from the 2014 vintages as well as a few age-worthy Corsican Rose’ from the 2013 vintage. For more information about this free tasting please contact David Waddington at 214.739.4012 or click here to RSVP. Jump through to see the list wines that will be represented at this tasting.   Continue reading

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Wine of The Week: A Classy Rosé for Under $20

IMG_4656by Andrew Chalk

I bet that 90% of you have not had a Tavel. A statement that is semantically, but nonsensically, equivalent to your left arm having had a Tavel, but the rest of your body not having done so.

More reasonably, Tavel wines are hard to find in Dallas/Fort Worth, so many readers will not have tasted one. I urge you to change that! Tavel is a village in the south of France near the town of Avignon. Oenologically, it is famous for making rosé wines of distinctive character when young and tremendous ageing potential. The major grape varieties are Grenache and Syrah, but in this region Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Carignan and more obscure varieties are also widespread.    Continue reading

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2012 Gustafson Rose of Syrah

gustafsonby Andrew Chalk

The trade figures show that we are drinking more rosé wines than we used to. I think that this has a lot to do with the improved quality of these wines as a class. An example of this new generation of rosé wines made with the same care afforded to white and red wines is the 2012 Gustafson Estate Rosé of Syrah, Heritage Tree Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California.

This high acid, high body example exudes strawberry flavors and a minerality that gives it a complex composite of textures in the mouth. It will be an easy food match with summer hors d’oeuvres and meats like ham or salumi generally. However, I think that one facet of rosés is their ease of quaffability on hot summer days.

This superior wines sells for $20 on the winery web site. I doubt that you will find it at retail. Output was a tiny 225 cases. Crave Recommended.



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