Roast poultry, grilled red meat
In a very strong line of 2005 red and 2006 white Rosemount releases, this blend of red Rhone Valley varietals stood out. It displays vibrant, upfront, take-no-prisoners fruit and a bracing acidity. It's full-bodied in a kind of Beaujolais-on-steroids kind of way. But somehow the flavors of herbs, cherry, raspberry and blackberry come together in a way that feigns sweetness without really being sweet. It should pair up with a wide range of foods.