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Jean-Luc Colombo ‘Cape Bleue’ Rosé 2012

On our way to enjoy a cheese plate and a couple of happy hour priced glasses of wine at one of my sister’s local Italian restaurants, we made a spontaneous detour to (p.m.) Wine Bar. We had read decent reviews and wanted to check it out. We enthusiastically plopped down at the lovely marble bar and ordered their by the glass Rosé, Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé 2012. [Incidentally, in spite of the tasty Rosé, the overtly contrived décor and aloof bartender caused us to finish our glasses rather swiftly and make a beeline to her local Italian spot.]

Jean-Luc Colombo has been “hailed as the winemaking wizard of the Rhône”, and is internationally renowned for crafting innovative, character driven, memorable wines. Working closely with his wife and daughter, he is driven by the philosophy that creating quality wine is dependent on three fundamental elements; “terroir, human endeavor and modern winemaking techniques”. The grapes were sourced from hillside vineyards in the “Blue Cape” in Provence overlooking the bay of Marseille.

Pink-coral in colour, with subdued aromas of strawberry and rain washed stone minerals. Airy flavours of red apples and rose petals were balanced by a bright acidity, whilst grapefruit zest and traces of earthy minerals comprised the spry finish. Cheerful and delicate, this is pleasant on its own or with light dishes.

67% Syrah, 33% Mourvèdre
Vin de Pays de la Méditerranée
Bottled by jean-Luc Colombo, Cornas
12.5% Alcohol
$10 [average price]
Enjoy now thru 2014

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