1995 Simi Rose of Cabernet Sauvignon ($9). This exceptional California rose is finally on a sensible distribution schedule -- one that gets it to market while it's still fresh. It is a brilliant, authoritative, dry rose that cries out to be served with ham or grilled salmon. It offers wonderful floral aromas and oh-so-dry strawberry flavors. This is one of the world's benchmark roses and a thumb in the eye of snobs who sneer at pink wines.
Pub Date: 8/25/96