The Deal of the Year[1]

There I was. Driving home from The Firm on the Friday before Mother’s Day. Since we only just found out we were hosting[2], I needed booze. And lots of it[3]. I stopped at a somewhat unfamiliar liquor store since I had already passed my go-to guy and I knew the other one on my way home didn’t have a great wine selection. I came in with one thing on my mind. Rosé. Perfect for all the mothers, perfect for the hot weather that was expected, and most importantly, I was[4] in a Rosé mood.

IMG_6093I walked in and noticed one of those taster people set up near the entrance. I quickly walked past, avoiding eye contact as I ducked into the first of many wine aisles.[5] I walked up and down the aisles passing everything from the Sparkling Peach Moscato[6] to the nice $44.99 bottles of sparkling Rosé. Nothing was catching my eye[7]. I found myself back near the taster guy and noticed he was pouring what looked like a Rosé. He asked if I wanted a taste and I gave in. Though he was serving it warm, I could tell it was pretty nice. I was ready for the $15.99 price point which wasn’t appealing since I needed a lot. “How much?” I said.

“Well,” he starts, “this winery is actually transitioning from the 2013 vintage to the 2014.”
“Ok, so How much?”
“Two dollars and ninety nine cents?”
“How many bottles do you have?”

And so I walked to my car, proud of the deal I had struck, ready to take on all the mothers the world.

To:                  Alleged Blog Readers
From:              WineEsquire
Date:               May 15, 2015
Wine:              2013 Cono Sur Pinot Noir Rosé Review
I get sweet strawberries with a hint of citrus on the nose. Interestingly, the color on this is more of a pale orange than pink. It’s very pretty.[9] There’s some pretty good legs that come down in arches around the glass. It smells and tastes as if there’s some slight carbonation, a bit of a sparkle, but the wine is actually still.

Definitely what I would call “fruity” with a host of fruity flavors that reveal themselves. Strawberry; lemon; some tart apple. This is a fairly sweet Rosé, but not sickeningly sweet, and nowhere near thick and syrupy. It has a medium body that fills your mouth and tingles your palate. Is this a prized Rosé fit to serve at high tea with the Duchess? Probably not, but it’s crisp and refreshing, IMG_5965perfect for a hot summer day[10].

Wine Dossier
Cono Sur hails from Chile with vineyard properties throughout the country’s ten wine valleys. The Pinot Noir grapes that made this Rosé came from the Bío Bío valley, one of the world´s southernmost winegrowing regions. Cono Sur seems to be a major wine producer with eight different lines of wine, one of them being the Bicicleta, named so for the bicycle, which “has become a symbol that honors [Cono Sur’s] employees and represents their commitment to developing a viticulture both in excellence and with respect for the environment.”

Even if you don’t strike the Deal of the Year, this bottle retails online for $8.99! Cheers to Chilean Rosé, $2.99 wine and bicycles!

Lawyer Footnotes
[1] Well, Deal of the Month at least.
[2] Remember?
[3] Husband’s family likes to drink. So do I. So does Husband.
[4] Still am. #RoséAllDay #RoséSeason
[5] I tend not to engage people trying to sell me something unless I’m really hungry or thirsty. Is that weird? Do you go for the free samples?
[6] Yea, no.
[7] Or appealing to my wallet.
IMG_5957[8] A friendly sales associate actually found an unopened case in the back to satisfy my needs, much to the delight of my fellow freebie taster next to me who had just taken a sip. He only bought two bottles. Amateur.
[9]All Rosés are pretty. I think that’s part of why I like them so much.
[10] Or a Spring Friday night after a long week of seemingly hundreds of Lawyer Extracurriculars (none of which featured wine!)!