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Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently.
This week continued the rosé onslaught that marks spring wine releases everywhere. For starters, I’ve got a somewhat unusual pink from Laurel Glen vineyards, which has three rows of old-vine “mixed blacks” that they harvest every year and blend with Cabernet to make this rosé.
Randall Grahm sent along his consistently crisp Vin Gris de Cigare, which is done in the Rhône style and includes some white grapes as well as a mix of reds. Grahm uses a little Vermentino which no doubt helps with the citrus kick. I’ve also got a nice rosé of Nerello Mascalese from Tasca d’Amlerita in Sicily, which offers a taste of Sicily for summer.
In addition to a …