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Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé 2012

by Nannette Eaton on March 5, 2013

“See how the sacred old flamingoes come,
Painting with shadow all the marble steps:
Aged and wise, they seek their wonted perches
Within the temple, devious walking, made
To wander by their melancholy minds.”

William Butler Yeats

Anytime it’s sunny and warm, rosé wines always are an easy choice to quaff. It’s been spring verging on summer the past few days in Southern California, and the Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé really hits the spot. The nose is a compelling mix of peaches with a spicy note. The color is a beautiful flamingo pink. The flavors are gentle raspberry and strawberry with nice acidity. And if you’re knee deep in snow, pouring a glass will help you remember spring is just around the corner. The perfect pairing? Try Asparagus & Ricotta Tarts. The music match is “See the Sun” from Dido from the album Life for Rent.

The details: 12.5% alcohol. Cork closure. Appellation: Méditerranee. Grapes: syrah 67%, morvédre. Retail price: $10-14 USD. Imported by Palm Bay International. The wine was provided by the importer as a promotional sample for editorial consideration.