Encore! New 2011 Rosé arrivals Domaine Laurent Gauthier Beaujolais-Villages Rosé 2011……As Belle Epoque as you could hope for ; gamay redolent and fruity with wild strawberries ; vibrant, fresh and deep pink as a newly blossomed rose in morning…… An apperitif for pure enjoyment ; paired well w/ rillettes and patés w/ cornichons, saucissons secs, artichokes and grilled summer squashes and eggplant. Steak Tartare! Chateau du Bloy Bergerac Rosé 2011….100% Cabernet Franc, a delicate pale color – between partridge eye and pale salmon. Mineral, linear and focused like whites from the region, graced by a brush of lushness from Cabernet Franc. This articulate wine edges well into high-toned dishes of spring and summer – composed salads, asparagus and peas and radishes and corn, vegetable risottos, high-season stripped bass, tuna. Crab cakes and lobster! A Mediterranean lamb stew simmered w/ cinnamon and cumin with rice. Milder washed rind cheeses. This is a cook’s rosé.