Here is a very cool rose for July 4 called Miraval, owned by none other than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Alaska doesn't get very much, so now's the time to reach out and try some. Miraval is a chateau in the Cotes de Provence district of southeast France. It was a good purchase and Pitt and Jolie will be good caretakers. They have partnered with the Perrins to make their wine, and that is a very, very good thing. The wine itself is vibrant and bright. There are beautiful white flowers, white stone fruits and strawberries. It's great in the nose and the palate, wrapped up in firm acidity. Most definitely a wine for summer. Costs about $30.
-- Michael McVittie reviews
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