month. I've gone Français, yet again.
California Wine Month 2012 has been a non-starter. What had the potential of being a great marketing tool for California wines fizzled and sputtered into oblivion. This blog was perhaps one of only a few places to even mention California Wine Month's existence. The whole concept was generally met with great apathy the few times I brought it up in conversation with various folk. I won't bother mentioning it next year. So jettisoning my well meant intentions, I reverted to imbibing in an old favourite rosé when I was craving something pink the other night.
The 2011 Château Routas Rouvière is a blend of 45% Cinsault, 35% Grenache and 20% Syrah. With a pleasing aroma of red currant, pear and fresh mint leaves this really is just a wonderful wine. At 13% alcohol and with wonderfully balanced acidity I treated myself to 2 glasses. And to be had for the paltry sum of $9.07 at BevMo it was a steal.