Picked this one up at the LA Wine Company for 15$. I don't care what anyone says about it not being a terribly nice summer here in LA--I fucking love it. It's perfect--by the beach, the highs are about 70--just about right. When it's sweltering hot (lets say anything above 85 degrees), and you don't have AC...well, let's just say that there's a reason that I would prefer to be too cold as opposed to too hot any day of the week. It's so much easier to just put on another layer of clothing. Anyways, it's still summery here, and I have been feeling like drinking lots of rose and white wines. There's lots of summery produce (eggplants, peaches, peppers, squash, tomatoes), and summery stuff going on (yesterday we saw Weezer for free at the Huntington Beach Surf Festival), even if this year we aren't living in an inferno.
This particular wine is pretty good, but I think 15$ is too much for rose. This particular wine has watermelon/strawberry jolly rancher fruit, but is juicy with crisp acidity and a mineral driven finish. The fruit has California written all over it--this wine is much more fruit-forward than any of the other roses we've consumed this summer. Just a tad pricey at 15$. Why so expensive California? It makes me sad... B