Tavel, a region in France dedicated strictly to Rose and red wine production, both of which must contain a minimum of 11% alcohol, something not that hard to pull off anymore. Tavel is located across the Rhone river from the very noble Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Made mostly of Grenache with some Syrah, Cinsault and addition of two white grape varieties, Clairette and Bourboulenc. Nicely sturdy and full on the palate, almost more of a light red wine than a simple pink guzzler. Floral, rich with red fruits and with a sassy little curvy finish. Bring on the steaks and lamb!