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2010 Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rose 

Vin de Pays de Mediterranee, France / $12-$17 Retail

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A blend of 40 percent Syrah, 40 percent Mourvedre and 20 percent Counoise was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. On the palate, taste watermelon rind, cherry, raspberry, hints of herbs, citrus and a subtle minerality. Serve it well chilled with a variety of light to heavier foods including smoked or cured salmon, fish, shrimp, fowl, ham curries and chevre and roasted beet salad. Buy it at: Elio's Wine Warehouse, Joe's French Quarter Wine Cellar, The Wine Seller, Cork & Bottle, Bacchanal and Schiro's Deli and Bar. Drink it at: Herbsaint, Patois, Lilette, La Petite Grocery, The Grill Room at the Windsor Court, Le Pavillon Hotel and Chateau du Lac Bistro. — Brenda Maitland


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