La Quatrième Rosé

St. Valentin, France

I am going to give it to the French. Not the battle of the rosés, but rather that they do have a bit of a reputation for romance, and this did begin as an ode to Valentine's Day. So they've got that. They also have the sparking wine thing kind of nailed down, with the whole Champagne and all of that. So here, the fourth and last entry in our War of the Roses, the Chapuy Tradition Brut Rosé. And let's just leave it at that.

The wine, as described by Wine Spectator when they handed it 91 points:"A spicy thread winds through the flavors of plum brandy, white cherry, bread dough and raw almond in this rosé, fleshed out by a hint of ripe watermelon. An open-knit and fresh Champagne, this has a lively bead and a juicy finish. Drink now through 2017." Don't wait until 2017. Just go ahead and drink now.

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