May 20, 2009

Bieler Père et Fils 2008 Côteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Sabine Rosé, $11

No wine says spring as clearly as new-vintage rose. Charles Bieler's 2008 is one of the best I've found of the new crop for the price: For just $11, you get a pretty pink full of crisp, dry red-raspberry flavor and a hint of herbs that brings the wooded hills around Aix to mind. It's savory and lasting, able to move from aperetif to dinner on the patio effortlessly.

Imported by USA Wine West, Sausalito, Calif.

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