Wine of the week: Chateau La Sable Rose 2016

Château La Sable Rose$10 buys the Chateau La Sable rose, a pink wine that will pair with almost any Father’s Day event

One of the many wonderful things about rose is that it’s easy to buy; most $10 roses are great values, and many are even better. So why not impress Dad on Father’s Day with your wine acumen – and then tell him how easy it was to buy – with a rose like the Chateau La Sable rose?

The Chateau La Sable rose ($10, purchased, 13.5%) is a quality rose blend, made mostly with grenache, from the Luberon region in Franc near the Rhone. It does everything it is supposed to do for $10, and even a little more — fresh strawberry fruit, but not too tart or too jelly-like, sometimes, a problem with grenache, some minerality, and even what the wine geeks call savory notes. That means some green herbs, or what the French like to call garrigue – the sense of the herbs and flowers that grow around the vineyard.

Perfect with any outdoor event, Father’s Day barbecue or something later in the summer. Again, I’ll never understand why so many people feel they have to spend so much money for rose when there are so many delightful ones available for $10.

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