October’s Featured Wines – Round 2

Continuing the October Breast Cancer Awareness themed featured wines, we bring you two more Rosé suggestions.  Cheers and remember… SAVE SECOND BASE!!

Our follow up Rosé selections:

Jaboulet Parallele 45 Rosé

Parrallele 45 Rosé - Côtes du Rhône

What they say:  Attractive salmon pink colour, with brilliant tint.  Intense and rich with very ripe berries.  Ample and generous with tart red berries and an attractive final note of freshness.

What we say:  While I’m not a big drinker of the Rosé during the colder months (especially after a bitter morning at a soccer game), this lovely Rosé is perfect for poolside sipping or or a light lunch at home.  What, I’m the only one who drinks at lunch??

Blend Information:  50% Grenache ; 40% Cinsault ; 10% Syrah.

Food Pairings:  Their suggestion is Millefeuille of beetroot with fresh goat’s cheese or summer salads / Grilled and exotic foods.  Personally, I’d serve chilled with a grilled chicken salad, or some crostini smeared with goats cheese and a fruit chutney.

Price Point:  $13.99 (ShopRite Wine & Spirits)

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Chandon Rosé

Chandon Rosé - Northern California

What they say:  In the glass, the color is a dramatic deep pink with a blush of sunset. Intense ripe strawberry, juicy watermelon, and fresh red cherry fruit aromas and flavors are interwoven with apple, pear, and stone fruit. On the palate, the wine is creamy and seductive, with defined structure from the addition of still Pinot Noir at tirage. The overall impression is one of bold vibrancy and impact from start to finish

What we say:  Anyone who knows me knows I’m a fan of the bubbly.  I’m like the fish in the tank in Finding Nemo “Bubbles!  Bubbles!  Bubbles!”, so it’s not a far stretch for me to like a sparkling Rosé.  I will also give props to this being a very versatile sparkling wine.  When they call it seductive, they aren’t joking… This is a wine you can easily sip while cooking then transition to your meal or just relaxing with friends and family.  I know what I’ll be drinking for Monopoly night!

Food Pairings:  The well-developed fruit and structure of this wine make it a perfect partner with intensely flavored dishes from Asia and Latin America as well as more traditional Mediterranean and continental fare including seafood, shellfish, duck and lamb.  Personally, I love sparkling Rosé with duck, but rest assured I would happily sip this through the rest of the evening as well.

Price Point:  The website claims $17-22, but I scored mine for $14.99 (ShopRite Wine & Spirits).

Chandon

As a side note, in the spirit of SAVE SECOND BASE, I discovered the following link where a “like” on their Facebook page will donate $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation:

Help Support the Fight with a Facebook "Like"

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