Domain Guy Mousset Cuvee Reservee Rose

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This rose has a lovely salmon hue; however, it offers little beyond the pleasing color. The nose offers hints of strawberry shortcake and minerality, but the palate is rather fruitless, and for $8.99 we certainly expect more. Though not a horrible wine, there are better options at this price.

Rhône Valley Vineyards La Ferme Julien Róse

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This is far better than the red Ferme Julien of the same vintage, which we reviewed a few months back. This one is 50% Cinsault, 40% Grenache, and 10% Syrah. The nose offers light strawberry and cherry notes, along with something a little nutty and yeasty. On the palate, it is light and acidic, with just a hint of allspice on the finish. Bone dry, refreshing, and food-friendly.