While new, fresh, and funky rosés arrive on the scene annually, this classic remains one of our most popular. Not much has changed over time: not the old label (one of the greatest old-school labels still in circulation, in my opinion), nor the dark color, nor the resolutely retro dry strawberry and watermelon tang to the juice. I’ll let you in on a couple secrets: 1) given our history and track record with this wine, nearly all of the production comes to us; and 2) the little that remains at the domaine is often bottle-aged for one year and released late for local sales to allow all the complexities within to reveal themselves with time. Don’t be in a rush to drink this down.
—Chris Santini, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant