Wine for Mom

The first selection is Chateau Valcombe Ventoux Rose 2012; which honors my mother’s feminine elegance with a dry finish to match her sense of humor. This dry, estate-bottled, beautifully pink Rosé is a blend of Grenache Noir (60%), Cinsault (20%), Carignan (10%) and a touch of Clairette (10%). The vines are 40-years old on average. It is bone dry and features a refreshing and bracing acidity with a fine, long finish. It does show surprising backbone for a Rosé so this wine that will suit different kinds of Mother’s day lunches; either a picnic with soft cheeses and spring salads or at an upscale lunch of Thai food or shell fish. At $14.99 this winealso highlights another of my mother’s favorite things: A great deal.

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