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Dry Pink Wines

Gil Kulers

Gil Kulers

2009 Domaine de Nizas Rosé

2009 Domaine de Nizas Rosé, Coteaux du Languedoc, France

$16

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Inviting aromas of watermelon, dry cherry, cinnamon and rose petals. Refreshing flavors of ripe raspberry, strawberry, a touch of apricot and lemon zest make for a somewhat complex wine. Sip it alone, with an herbed-goat cheese cracker or cold fried chicken.

2008 Etude Rose, Carneros, Calif.

2008 Etude Rose, Carneros, Calif.

$20

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Aromas of rose petals, slate-like minerals and black cherry. Pinpoint acidity make for bright, crisp flavors of dark and red berry fruit. It makes your mouth water with every sip. It also had a creamy texture punctuated with spicy black pepper and cinnamon.

I absolutely love this time of year for a lot of reasons. Warm, sunny days full of outdoor activities. Mild evenings just right for dining outside. The end of the hectic pace surrounding elementary and middle school activities.

All those things are nice, but perhaps the most anticipated event of late spring and early summer is …

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