At our annual rosé tasting we regularly have brand new additions to our lineup. We cover a wide range of regions, varieties, and styles. The room is always packed with thirsty San Diegans scribbling notes and getting acquainted with the new vintage. When the dust settles and orders have been placed one truth seems to carry over each spring: Triennes dominates.

As a category, rosé should be able to deliver in the value realm as well as any wine. And over the years it's become clear this space that has little room for competition. The success of the Provençal brainchild of Domaine Dujac & Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti shouldn't come as a surprise at $17 per bottle. These hallowed names of Burgundy came together in 1989 to form this estate on a high altitude, limestone and clay-dominant parcel 18 miles from the Mediterranean. 

Triennes impresses each year for the delicate and floral qualities that are indicative of the best of Provence. Where it truly shines is in texture, suave and seamless in showing a pedigree that wines 2x the price claim through glossy marketing ads, but never deliver in glass. Its finish driven by salinity from the Mediterranean sea breeze takes me back to my visit at this picturesque estate.

As is standard, the 2017 is comprised of Cinsault with small portions of Grenache, Syrah, and Merlot. 

It's always a pleasure to offer this home run rosé each Spring. We've included magnums for those who plan their parties proper.

2017 Triennes Rosé
$17 per bottle.

2016 Triennes Rosé 1.5L
$35 per bottle.