Some may think it is stereotypical to pick a Rose for a blog entry for Mother’s Day.  I beg to differ. The Roses that I’m writing about may be a variation of a shade of pink, but that does not mean these wines are syrupy and one dimensional. Guys, if you are listening. Not all women like Pink Moscato or White Zinfandel anymore than all men like Budweiser or Jack Daniels. These Roses are dry (often like Moms’sense of humor) but refreshing and full of flavor.

Our May Double Up for a Buck event just began and we have two new Roses on the saleFirst up is the La Mouliniere Bordeaux Rose 2015 from the same folks who brought us the white and red Bordeaux that have been popular in several previous Doubles Ups. This is a startling good Rose for the price point and will be a perfect addition to your summer porch sippers. Made with 85% Cabernet Franc and 15% Merlot this Rose’s pink color nearly contradicts its bold flavor. There is a strong aroma of fresh cut flowers, strawberries and raspberries with a faint bit of mint.  It is fresh and fruity on the palate with a slight presence of tannins.

The 2015 Cote Mas Rose Aurore is another delightful surprise from France consists of 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, and 20% Syrah.  This is a medium bodied refresher with a dazzling watermelon color. With aromas of strawberries, cherries, and raspberries, this is a wine that would work very well for a Mother’s Day brunch. The tart, red fruit follows through on the palate. This is a well balanced wine that will become a favorite well into the warmer days of summer.

I hope all you Moms out there have a wonderful day.