Dear Rosé: Please Don't Go
2009 Copain Rosé "Tous Ensemble"
The Last Hurrah: As Low as $13.75 a Bottle
Because summer is nearly over, and all we really want to do is drink more rosé...
The sticky, stifling heat can take its leave. But the cool, crisp, thirst-quenching, lip-smacking gulpability of rosé - that we'd like to enjoy a bit longer.
Labor Day is here, and before waking up to the realities of back to school/back to work without summer Fridays/back to sweaters and not-white pants, if you’re anything like us, all you want this weekend is a boat or a big backyard and lots of cold, delicious beverages.
Preferably beverages that scream SUMMER.
And then, come late September and October, we still want a few beverages that scream, defiantly. Hello, January blizzard? Take this! Summer here in my glass!
That’s why we’ve just grabbed a final grand parcel of 2009 Copain Rosé “Tous Ensemble,” and today we’re offering it at the sharpest price of the season: down to $13.75 a bottle on the case.
This wine will be in stock and ready for pickups Thursday evening or delivery Friday!
The 09 Copain rosé has held court as one of our favorite rosés from the season, surprising even the passionate Provençal loyalists with its great balance of vibrant, sun-soaked California berries and juicy, thirst-quenching watermelon matched with a dash of white peppery spice and chalk and fantastic acidity. Copain’s “Tous Ensemble” is sourced from a variety of vineyard sites in California’s Anderson Valley, and the cooler climate of this region is in evidence here.
If you’re looking for the super-ripe fruit, weightiness or plump profile that can be common of Cali wines, you’ll be sorely disappointed. This is gorgeously fresh and dry, with poise and length on the palate that are impressive for a category of wine that’s usually content just to host a high guzzle quotient.
And as great and guzzle-able as this is on its own (ideally in the aforementioned boat or backyard), Copain’s wines seem to be even more impressive when paired with food, their balanced fruit and bright acidity playing well with a wide variety of dishes.
Owner/winemaker Wells Guthrie is a super quality-conscious producer who could be considered a member of the “new school” of New World winemakers now looking to France (especially Burgundy) for inspiration. He recently told Eric Asimov of The New York Times, “Wine should make you think of what you want to eat.”
His 09 rosé makes me think of grilled chicken slicked with apricot glaze, a spiced-up late-summer succotash with seared scallops, a giant bowl of salty potato chips, or, as we ease back into hectic work days, almost any Asian takeout. I’d definitely keep a few bottles of this on hand for those dark autumn and winter evenings when you could use a little sunshine (in a glass).
This specially priced stash of Copain rosé is in stock and ready for your Labor Day weekend drinking pleasure. Pick it up Thursday as you head out early, or have it delivered to you Friday. Our final Hamptons delivery is this Saturday, as well!
You know what they say: Just like summer, today’s pricing… To place your order, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits
Wine arrives Thursday!
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