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Sunday, January 31, 2016

2014 J.L. Quinson Cotes de Provence

It's never a bad time to have a glass or rose, but especially while cruzin' the web in your pajamas on a quite sunday afternoon. I'm always attracted to these pink wines in the funky shaped bottle. There seems to be something uniquely authentic about the roses from Provence. It's like they are unabashed by the stark femininity of their wines and the bottle even displays that sort of suave female essence. At any rate, I picked this inexpensive rose up at Trader Joe's the other afternoon and thought I'd give it a go.....here's my thoughts:

The color of the wine in the glass is actually dependent on how much you pour (it's darker in larger quantity) but I'd say it is a very light pink color with even a touch of salmon-orange. 

The nose is simple with lovely floral notes, citrus pith, stone minerality, and hints of mild cows milk cheese. On the palate, the wine is fresh and bright and offers up flavors of pink grapefruit, crushed rocks, lychee, rose petal essence, and citrus blossom. There is a textural element that is unique here and it almost strikes me as having a bit more weight then I might have expected, which I totally dig. 88 Points
 
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