I’m Back…with a Joyeuse Rosé

*** I received this wine as a sample. ***

Hello dear readers…I know it’s been almost two months since my last post, and the best I can do is apologize for the silence.  September hit and life got very busy.  After 8 years of living in 750 sq. ft., I think that Hubby has finally had it with my wine taking over the living room.  Ok…well, maybe that’s not the only reason why we’re looking to move, but the search for a DC rowhouse that we want to call our own is on!  That search, though, has been an all-consuming treasure hunt, which means Sunday blogging has been become all about open houses, appointments with our real estate agent, and half marathon training.  Admittedly, there are still a few more weeks before the half marathon, and the house hunt continues, but I’ve missed sharing what I’ve been drinking with you…so, I’m trying a new, temporary blog schedule.  And with that, let’s dive right in… and what better way to do that than sharing a rosé that is not only a great summer option, but also a wine that would be nice for Thanksgiving dinner?

2013 Anne de Joyeuse Camas Pinot Noir Rosé

2013 Anne de Joyeuse Camas Pinot Noir Rosé

This summer ended up being the summer of rosé wine for me, and on August 28th, I continued the trend.  Work was actually fairly slow that day, but I started things off with an early morning visit to the dentist and ended it with an emergency visit from the plumber.  By the time I settled into the evening, I was ready for a glass of wine and to watch the U.S. Tennis Open.

The 2013 Anne de Joyeuse Camas Pinot Noir Rosé (winery, snooth) is a Vin de Pays d’Oc made with 100% Pinot Noir grapes.  The wine was a light-to-medium orangeish-pink.  On the nose, there were Bing cherries, strawberries, and raspberries.  In the mouth, there were Bing cherries, tart strawberries, and a hint of thyme.  The wine had a light body and lime-like acid.

Is this worth a glass after work? Definitely!  If you see this wine/beer in the store, grab it; you won’t be disappointed.  At an SRP of $11 a bottle, this wine has a fantastic quality/price ratio.  Is it the most complicated rose you’ll ever taste.  No.  But, is it a solidly enjoyable wine?  Absolutely.  The wine would be perfect to enjoy with cheese or other high-fat appetizers, as well as with a dinner of creamy entrees or buttery side dishes because the acidity of the wine will be a palate cleanser and keep the food flavors a little more vibrant in your mouth.  So, as you think about your Thanksgiving menu, if you’re planning buttery Brussels sprouts or if your like my mother-in-law and serve homemade mac-and-cheese, this is a wine worth considering for your table.

Question of the Day: Do you enjoy drinking rosés all year long or do they tend to be a summer wine for you?

Suggested Retail Price: $11
Received as a sample.
Overall: 3.5 Corks

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