2011 Comanderie de Peyrassol, Cotes de Provence Rose France.
I love Rose season, and it has just started with many wonderful wines just hitting our shores, here in California it is especially pleasing and this Commanderie de Peyrassol is one of the best yet. While it is hard to beat Domaine Tempier Rose and of course last year was one of the greatest vintages ever in the south of France, so there was a lot to live up to, and high expectations to meet, but with out a doubt this 2011 Peyrassol matches up and in fact at half the price of Tempier it kicks some ass in the premium Rose class, and I know for sure I’m going to enjoy many a bottle of this beauty as the weather turns warmer, in fact, I will drink it regardless as it is that good. I am known to drink Rose even in the coldest of winter months and have become a “drink pink” devotee at lunch time on my days off, and I can’t wait to pop of few corks on this one. The 2011 Commanderie de Peyrassol Rose is brighty colored with an orangey/pink hue and round watermelon, strawberry, red citrus and sour cherries burst in the glass with zesty acidity and mineral essences and hints of pepper spice. This Rose, a cuvee of Mourvedre, Grenache and other grapes, is very flavorful and tangy fresh with lots of energy and has a lovely balance.
($18 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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