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This Week’s Monday Madness

If there’s anything I like better than a delicious, crisp rosé, it’s a delicious, crisp rosé with a Teddy Roosevelt reference. So when Blackbird Vineyards combined their new vineyards in the San Francisco Bay AVA with label artwork by Tony Hernandez and TR’s famous words about ‘the man in the arena’*, well…does it get any better?

‘Crown in Shadow’ refers to the label art, which is meant to depict ‘the brilliance (in yourself) that others are not yet able to see.’ It could just as easily refer to the SFB AVA, so new that nobody quite knows what to expect from it.

In this case, expect old (and I mean OLD-135 years!) vine Carignane and Mourvedre, yielding a Vin Gris with vibrant strawberry, melon, and pear flavors. Low in alcohol at 12.9%, it finishes with citrus zest and mineral notes. Above all, it’s refreshing.

In normal times, this is a ‘restaurant wine’. In normal times, it isn’t $13. These are not normal times. Proceed accordingly.

*the whole quote is on the back label-check it out!

Online special available for in-store pickup after 12 PM Monday. Available until Sunday, July 19, or until product runs out.

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