Rosy sunset

Les Vignes de Bila-Haut’s 2015 Rosé

Illustration by TK

I try to drink rosé within a year of bottling, but with Sacramento’s heatwave I took a chance on this one. Les Vignes de Bila-Haut’s 2015 Rosé ($5) hails from the Pays d’Oc region, which wends along France’s Mediterranean coast. A nice salmon color, this wine brings aromas of cream soda, peaches and a hint of strawberry. Stone fruit flavors blend with a citrusy grapefruit zing in this not-too-dry rosé. Food pairing? No, thanks. Crush this on the porch as you watch the sun go down after a long day of work. 1700 Capitol Avenue,