This Tavel from Provence, the color of pink rose petals, is an uncommon rosé. It tastes like dried cherries and has the presence and body of a red wine. It's dry. The tannins are muted. A pretty wine, this blend of Grenache with Syrah, Cinsault and Clairette is perfect to drink with sandwiches or pot pie made from leftover turkey. It's good with omelets and cheese too, or roasted root vegetables and soups. It's a wine for any season, anytime.
-- S. Irene Virbila
Region: Provence, France
Price: About $22.
Style: Dry and robust.
What it goes with: pumpkin soup, turkey pot pie, turkey sandwiches, roasted root vegetables, omelets and cheese.
Where to find it: John and Pete's Fine Wines & Spirits in West Hollywood, (310) 657-3080, www.johnandpetes.com; K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, www.klwines.com; L.A. Wine Co. in Marina del Rey, (310) 306-9463, www.lawineco.com; Wally's Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606, www.wallywine.com; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, www.winex.com; the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, www.winehouse.com.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun