War of the Rosés (Selecting the perfect yacht juice)

Yacht Juice

Yachts? Rosés?

But the markets are tanking and the summer is over!

Damn the reality1, full speed ahead! For the past few years rosé sales have power-sailed at a record pace. No one knows exactly why given their perpetual image problem due to (in no apparent order):

  • White Zinfandel
  • Rosé d'Anjou (the original White Zinfandel, a sweet simple pink quaffer)
  • White Grenache (the new White Zinfandel)
  • White Merlot (didn't the marketing department see Sideways?)
  • Rosés are never great the way whites or reds can be
  • They only taste good on vacation (like so many other wines)
  • They all taste the same (like strawberries)
  • Grandmothers tend to order cheap rosés
  • Louche2, middle-aged playboys tend to order expensive rosés
  • All of the above - it's just too tacky and embarrassing for words
But the image problem appears to be improving. Sales of more expensive rosés ($8+) are skyrocketing, which can only mean three things: 1. people are taking rose wines more seriously; 2. rose wine prices are going up; or 3. the population of louche middle-aged playboys is exploding. Personally, I think it's a combination of #1 and #2, so it seems like an opportune time to have an (double voice over, please) ICONS OF ROSÉ/THE MOST FORMIDABLE SELECTION OF ROSÉS EVER GATHERED IN ONE ROOM/WAR OF THE ROSÉS tasting before they're collected and traded on the Liv-ex exchange. Before we get to the tasting, let's look at a few

Rosé Basics:

Range of Color in Rose
  1. color (colour) A wide palette is found in rose wines from the palest pink to something that looks more like a light red wine. Almost all rosés are made from red or black grapes, with the color depth simply being a function of how much or little contact the juice has had with the dark skins.
  2. blending Mixing red and white juice or wine is not permitted to make a rosé in almost all regions. Ironically, the two exceptions are expensive pink champagne and very, very cheap blush wines.
  3. vin gris Literally, grey wine. It's made like a white wine but with black or red grapes. The only contact with the skins and transfer of pigment is during the pressing of the grapes, resulting in a very pale orange-pink. This color is traditionally referred to as onion skin or partridge eye, terms that might come in handy if you attended an English public school or live inside a 17th Century Flemish still life (chortle, chortle).
  4. saignée French for bled it refers to the "bleeding" of juice from freshly pressed dark grapes. It serves two purposes: concentrating the color and tannins of the red wine and producing a pale rose from the juice that's bled off. Because of minimal skin contact, roses made from this process are similar in color to a vin gris.
War of the Roses

A few notes on this tasting:

  • All of the rosés were dry still wines; there were no pink Champagnes or off-dry wines like White Zinfandel or Rosé d'Anjou.
  • All wines were tasted blind.
  • There was a wide range of skill and experience levels among the ten tasters, from beginning enthusiasts to hard-core wine geeks.
  • Wines were scored from zero to five stars and totaled for the rankings below.
  • There were no yacht owners and probably only one boat owner in the group.

Drum roll, please. In reverse order of preference:

14. 2006 Valentini Cerasuolo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo $75 (not available in the UK) Cerasuolo is Italian for cherry red which sounds rather festive, however, the dark brown bottle this wine came in is more indicative of its character. It's mysterious, it's brooding, it's slow. Gambero Rosso believes this is Italy’s best Rosé and has given it tre bicchieris – their highest award – for previous vintages. This is a wine that needs an introduction and a strong belief system. It's not going to hug you or smile at you. There are no primary fruit aromas. At first sniff, I thought it was off. There's high VA3 and reduction4 (was that a Pirelli tire?) as well as some oxidation5. Notable aromas include leathery marmalade and lichen moss. But it’s also a well crafted wine with lively acidity, good balance and a very long bitter finish. I’m all for funky wines (and stinky cheeses) but this one really made me question everything I know. I definitely suggest trying all the Valentini wines you can to experience their traditional extreme of Italian wine making. Unfortunately beard-tugging and introspection weren’t popular activities on our virtual Riviera so this baby - the most expensive in our tasting - found itself in last place.

13. 2005 Domaine Ott Château Romassan Cœur de Grain Rosé Bandol $35 £25 Domain Ott rhymes with yacht and is the original bling rosé. It comes in a beautiful version of the traditional skittle bottle but it's often thought to epitomize overpriced unremarkable Provençal rosé. That's the consensus here as well. "Subtle" would be too generous a description here as there are several better delicate rosés in this lineup - it just simply seems bland and dilute in comparison

12. 2006 Domaine De La Mordoree "La Dame Rousse" Tavel $27 £14 A little north of Provence is Tavel, another famous rosé region and another famous producer, Domaine De La Mordoree. Weighing in at 14.5% alcohol this one packs a punch, not a mere sissy slap but a real Hawaiian Punch! It's even bright reddish pink like Hawaiian Punch. Unfortunately, the alcohol tends to get in the way with a real fire-breathing aftertaste. Lovely herbal, fresh strawberry aroma, though.

11. 2007 Chapel Down English Rosé £9 (not available in the US) This is generally considered England's best rosé. OK, there's not a lot of competition here but Jamie Goode and Richard Bampfield MW have said nice things about it. It's a very pale salmon color, very light bodied and grassy like a Sauvignon Blanc. Personally, this was my least favorite one but it's generally well received.

10. 2005 Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare $14 £10 Vin Gris de Cigare was the first serious US assault on the White Zinfandel Menace. It's in the Provençal style and has an amazing amount of personality for such a widely distributed wine. It's a slightly deeper pale copper than the other vin gris with a very slight sweetness and some funky herbal leather undertones.

9. 2007 Chateau d’Aqueria Tavel$18 £15 This is probably the best known and most highly acclaimed Tavel. It's a very bright deep pink like the Mordoree Tavel and bone dry but with strawberry and raspberry fruit that seems candy-like. Overall, a well-balanced and enjoyable wine but nothing to write home about.

8. 2006 Mastroberadino Lacrimarosa Campania IGT$17 £8 Is this really an icon? For what it's worth, Italian wine mavens David Lynch and Joseph Bastianich seem to like it and the Wine Spectator gives it 90 points - one of their highest rated rosés of all time. Off-dry, herbal and enjoyable the newbies in our group tended to really like this pale copper quaffer but the the geeks were skeptical.

7. 2007 Slowine Rosé Overberg$13 £8 Our only entry from South Africa and the only rosé mentioned in Gary Vaynerchuk's 101 Wines: Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your World. Did it bring thunder to our group? Not exactly but it was a very good, very well balanced earthy quaffer; bright pink as well.

6. 2006 Yering Station ED (Extra Dry) Yarra Valley $16 £12 This is one of Australian über expert James Haliday's favorite rosés. It's very very herbal, fresh berries and a little caramel on nose and palate; well balanced and clean.

5. 2007 Rosa del Golfo Salento IGT $14 £7 The great Italian wine expert Burton Anderson includes this wine in his favorites. It was one of the first roses in Italy to use cold fermentation, a modern wine in stark contrast to the Valentini. It's all about clean, refreshing strawberries. A bit too simple and alcoholic for my tastes but was well liked here.

4. 2006 Bodegas Muga Rioja Rosado £8 $13 Robert Parker believes that this is one of Spain's best rosés and it was well liked in our group as well. It's a very pale orange (partridge eye or onion skin) but very aromatic, flavorful, well balanced and well made. It could almost pass as a Provençal rose with its marked herbal flavors.

3. 2007 Domaine Vincent Delaporte Sancerre Rosé $20 £12 We had a few Sancerre rosé lovers who identified this wine's provenance fairly easily. The only Pinot Noir based rose on our list, this wine stood out with its grassy herbal, earthy character - a beautifully made elegant wine.

2. (tie) 2006 Charles Melton Rose of Virginia Barossa Valley $13 £13 This is considered by many to be Australia's finest rosé. Obviously the French man who sold it to me would strongly disagree and suggested several alternatives. Like the Tavels, it's Grenache based with a similar deep magenta pink color but with much less alcohol at just 12%. It's also very well balanced with earthy, herbal and strawberry aromas and just barely a hint of sweetness. According to the winemaker, the grapes are harvested early to retain acidity as well as to keep the alcohol level down. I hate to say it, but I think the Tavel producers could benefit from doing the same.

2. (tie) 2006 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé $40 £13 If I had to pick a favorite going into this match up, it would have been this wine. It's from a great producer and probably the first wine I think of when I think of a great rosé. Of course great wines usually don't do well in blind tastings like this one so it was a surprise to see it just barely missing top billing. It's intensely flavored but delicate with aromas of garrigue (the scruby plants that cover southern France), red fruits and a little leather. It sustains the intensity all the way through its very long finish, the mark of a great wine.

1. 1997 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Rosado $27 £14 The oldest wine here by nearly a decade and the surprise winner. When putting together this list, I really expected this one to bomb. Like the Valentini, it's an atypical rosé, but unlike the Valentini, it was very well received. It's intensely aromatic and complex and seems to keep evolving in the glass. There's scotch whiskey, dried cherries, orange and grapefruit, curry spice, leather, amontillado sherry. . . wow! Amazingly, there's a citrus freshness on the palate in this complex mix of flavors. The alpha tasters are going wild over it, the beta tasters are annoyed by the alpha tasters, babies are crying, strong men are fighting. . .

Louche2 middle aged playboys may have noticed one glaring omission in our lineup: Chateau d'Esclans Garrus This is the new iconic rosé from Sacha Alexis Lichine. Using a big pile of money, he's purchased some excellent old vines, a beautiful Chateau, hired a great winemaker - Patrick Léon of Mouton Rothschild fame - and the critics are swooning. It's just not fair. Where is the struggle? They've also taken the Domain Ott business model - bottle of rosé $5.00 $35 - up a notch to: bottle of rosé $5.00 $100. This is apparently working since all bottles were sold out here in London (I could have purchased a case but no).

Conclusions

  • Rosés don't all taste alike.
  • Eccentric cult wines (Valentini and Lopez de Heredia) are either loved or hated.
  • When in the expensive yacht juice aisle, go for the Domaine Tempier over the Domaine Ott. Dr. Vino recently came to the same conclusion in his own War of the Rosés.
  • Our winner, Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Rosado, is probably more at home on a galleon than a yacht.
1reality seems to be in very short supply these days, perhaps that's why Time to Pretend was such a big hit this summer. 2louche [lōōsh] adj. Of questionable taste or morality; decadent: "The rebuilt [Moscow hotel] is home to the flashy, louche Western disco Manhattan Express" (Liesl Schillinger). [French, from Old French losche, squint-eyed, feminine of lois, from Latin luscus, blind in one eye.] From The American Heritage Dictionary  3volatile acidity ‘VA’ is mainly due to the presence of acetic acid, the key component of vinegar. Acetic acid is present in all wines and much of winemaking is about keeping it in control. Barely detectable levels can add a fruitiness to a wine but it can also turn into ethyl acetate, which smells like nail polish remover. telltale aromas: vinegar, sweet & sour sauce, nail polish remover
From De Long's Pocket Wine Tasting Guide and Wine Tasting Notebook 4reduction almost the opposite of oxidation. Modern winemaking techniques prevent oxygen from reaching the wine, thereby enhancing fruit flavours. But this process can produce volatile sulphur compounds. At low levels, these compounds can add desirable traits such as minerality, but at higher concentrations, the sulphurous aromas can be overpowering. telltale aromas: rotten eggs, burnt match, burnt rubber, cabbage, cat’s pee
From De Long's Pocket Wine Tasting Guide and Wine Tasting Notebook 5oxidation A little oxygen is necessary in making wine, but unless oxidation is intentional as in Sherry or Madeira, it needs to be controlled. Barrels and corks allow minute amounts of oxygen into the wine, mellowing it over time. Slightly oxidized wines are considered old world in style, but too much oxygen makes a wine flat and less fruity. Excessive oxidation can also be detected when brownish hues appear in young wines. telltale aromas: sherry-like, madeira-like
From De Long's Pocket Wine Tasting Guide and Wine Tasting Notebook

45 Comments

Stan Metheny
Stan Metheny

June 16, 2014

Your No. 1 is ALWAYS my no. 1 pink as well. Impossible to beat the Tondonia for me. However, I did have several other lovely pinks this summer, but two stand out in my memory. A rich & luscious Ciro rosato (100% galliopo) from Librandi in Calabria and a stunning 100% granacha from Falset in Montstat. Both about $10 retail and $30 on the respective wine lists, so great value for money and very good food companions.

Ryan Reichert
Ryan Reichert

June 16, 2014

This past year I had a tie…

*Château Pavie Macquin Rosé (2006) – $19.99

AND

*Trentadue Grenache Rose, Monte Lago Vineyards (2006) $7

I <3 rosés!

john
john

June 16, 2014

Martin Ranch Rosé. ( http://www.martinranchwinery.com ) I can’t find the Rosé online but it’s an extremely good value; crisp, not too sweet, for about $12. Great for summer evenings…

Peter S
Peter S

June 16, 2014

Not for anything, but when I’m cruising I prefer one of favorite producers from South Africa/Roberston – ARABELLA – and their “Pink Panacea” Rose. It’s a blend of 4 Cabernet Sauvignon clones that isn’t too big nor too small. By that I mean it’s good on the sun deck or in the main dining room, afternoon or evening. I cosy it up to a nice salmon fillet or just some proper cheeses and I’m in the pink! And best of all it won’t break the budget at about $8.99.

lauren
lauren

June 16, 2014

Chateau Minuty..maybe its just better when you are there (SFrance) but…..

Heather Jackson
Heather Jackson

June 16, 2014

Here are my 3 favorite this year:
2007 Tegernseerhof Zweigelt Rosé
2005 MCKenzie-Mueller Pinot Noir Rosé – No, I didn’t make a mistake on the vintage
2007 Patton Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir Rosé
……and many more

Randall Miller
Randall Miller

June 16, 2014

Rose of Sharon, Homestead Winery

Bill from Wine For Newbies
Bill from Wine For Newbies

June 16, 2014

A genius article! I’m going to link to it straight away.

My two favorite rosés, in no particular order:

Pursuit (from Bounty Hunter Wine) and Kenneth Crawford’s rosé from the Santa Barbara area (can’t recall specifically where they get their grapes—Santa Maria or Santa Ynez).

Sadly, both sources are sold out for this year and there’s plenty of rosé drinking time left!

D.J.
D.J.

June 16, 2014

I’m not often fond of rose when they are not dry in style. I’ve liked these:

1. 2005 Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare
2. 2005 A to Z Oregon Rosé
3. 2005 V.Sattui Gamay Rouge

Dave Chambers
Dave Chambers

June 16, 2014

I’d have to go with the Grenache Rose from Beckmen! Perfect balance of fruitiness and acidity in this deeply-colored wine from a great Bio-Dynamic producer. It’s nuanced finish goes on and on like a fading echo, or the un-ending series of Rocky movies.

Mark in Toronto
Mark in Toronto

June 16, 2014

Shameless louche plug for a product which I import into Ontario – Chivite Gran Feudo Rosado. It does taste like strawberries (in a good way) and has a little herbacious edge. Dry with touch of fruitiness – it became my “Official Rosé of the 2008 Summer Grilling Season” and it gets on swimmingly with olives. It sells here for just over $10 at the provincial liquor monopoly.

Darby
Darby

June 16, 2014

I’m surprised that the Rose of Virginia did so well. I haven’t tried it recently but the colour is just too lurid for this downunder louche. I’m more in the Yering Station ED mold, it’s about the only Yarra Valley wine I can afford.

However my real favourites on the Aussie scene are rosados made from Italian varieties by such wineries as Pikes, Pizzini, Crittenden and Chrismont. Best by a whisper is Eldredge Sangiovese Rose form the Clare Valley.

By the way the rose on the boat image looks a bit jaundiced to me. Is this a problem with my monitor or perhaps a chromatic aberration caused by the Coriolis effect and seen only in the southern Hemisphere?

Matt B
Matt B

June 16, 2014

I had a 2006 Mastroberadino Lacrimarosa Campania like the one mentioned on your list a few weeks ago and was impressed at how good it was. I don’t claim to be a wine expert, but I can usually tell when something is bad, and my mental perceptions of roses were that only old women and people from New Jersey drank them. This, however, was surprisingly good!

Wade Vizena
Wade Vizena

June 16, 2014

Domaine Ott Rosé Bandol

Matt
Matt

June 16, 2014

My favorite pink wine has been the Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina Rubentis…#2 The Fort Ross Rose of Pinot Noir

Pia
Pia

June 16, 2014

My favorite find has been Chateau de Cornemps Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Region. I found it to hold the fullness of a red without the side effects that can cause migraines.

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susie woozy
susie woozy

June 16, 2014

I like anything Spanish and (usually) cheap. My first rose this season was Las Rocas and it made me happy it was spring so it is my pick. Rose is so lovely—-it gets you through the hot summer months and when you drink it in the dead of winter it helps you remember the beautiful days to come.

Frank Doherty
Frank Doherty

June 16, 2014

Domaine de Nizas 2007- refreshing, dry rose petal (very faint) solid fruit and acidity. My wife thinks roses are “girly” but likes this one.

Kevin
Kevin

June 16, 2014

Hands down, the Rose of Virginia. A case every vintage since 2000, and the 2008 is one of the best of recent vintages.

Laura M.
Laura M.

June 16, 2014

I had a great one from a winery in San Luis Obispo that was run by a family and used haybale construction. I can’t find it on the web anymore – either they are out of business or they’ve changed buildings!

Paula Sindberg
Paula Sindberg

June 16, 2014

Favourite all-time rose is Niepoort 2001 Redoma Rose; current favourites are Jamek 2006 Zweigelt Rose and/or CARM 2006 Rose. Current favourite pink bubbly – Brundlmayer 2007 Brut Rose. Why do I like each of these, admittedly not mainstream, roses? Because they retain great varietal character even though they’re pink. These are roses for red wine drinkers when it is too hot to drink a red or when you want the flavour of a red without the weight. They are unique, speak of their place of origin and grape variety. Delicious!

Paula Sindberg
Paula Sindberg

June 16, 2014

Favourite all-time rose is Niepoort 2001 Redoma Rose; current favourites are Jamek 2006 Zweigelt Rose and/or CARM 2006 Rose. Current favourite pink bubbly – Brundlmayer 2007 Brut Rose. Why do I like each of these, admittedly not mainstream roses? Because they retain great varietal character even though they’re pink. These are roses for red wine drinkers when it is too hot to drink a red or when you want the flavour of a red without the weight. They are unique, speak of their place of origin and grape variety. Delicious!

tony vincent
tony vincent

June 16, 2014

i, too, have always been a fan of Bonny Doon’s Vin Gris de Cigare. The acidity is good with bright red fruits. my last go-to actually came from Cameron Hughes.
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Rutha
Rutha

June 16, 2014

Hiya,

If sparklings are allowed, I am very partial to rose champagnes, especially by Pol Roger.

In terms of other roses, I have always enjoyed the mysterious Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare. It has a nice balance between the fresh fruit, slight green, and other earthy notes. With such a beautiful extraction (PINK!!) and fun label, it’s the perfect party piece :)

Cheers!
Rutha

Alan M.
Alan M.

June 16, 2014

Though I am primarily a red wine drinker, one of my favorite rosés is the South Coast Winery’s 2007 South Coast Grenache Rosé. The fruity grenache gives the wine a unique flavor that reminds me of some of my favorite Rhone varietals.

Miss Jane
Miss Jane

June 16, 2014

Mulderbosch Rose of Cabernet Sauvignon….This incredible value (around ten bucks) wine just seems to wink at you with its pretty-in-pink guise but tastes as bracingly refreshing as being pushed – fully clothed, including shoes – into a mountain lake. Intensely fruity, with flavors of cranberry, cherry, and strawberry, Mulderbosch Rosé has a perfect blend of fresh fruit flavors, vibrant acidity and crystal-clean intensity…in other words, yum.

Peter Nickless
Peter Nickless

June 16, 2014

A lovely, good value, summer sipping wine.

From the Harbour Estates (Ontario) winery website:

’06 VQA Harbour Sunset (1) $10.95 750 ml
70% Riesling / 30% Merlot
A wonderful blend of Riesling and Merlot. Lots of red fruit on the nose with floral, caramel and strawberry. Medium bodied with lots of red fruit flavour which makes this wine a great match with food.

John Knuth
John Knuth

June 16, 2014

La Poussie Sancerre – stumbled onto it and find it refreshing and different

Stefan Buschle
Stefan Buschle

June 16, 2014

As a long-time fanatic for the Provence region, I very early learned to love the rosé fruitée from there. Although the more simple representatives of these wines are really best drunk “in loco”, I can recommend the wines from Chateaux St. Marguerite, a great Cotes de Provence. I particularly like the Cuvée M, with a good fruit but also interesting complexity. Simply delicious ! :-)

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J. Dagenhart
J. Dagenhart

June 16, 2014

My favorite rose this summer has been Elk Cove Pinot Noir Rose. Sort of a no brainer, though, as pinots are my favorite varietal. Love trying all the different ones though. What a refreshing way to end the hot days of summer. Also my choice for fall.

Stephanie S
Stephanie S

June 16, 2014

Not too knowledgeable here, but loved this one: 2005 Dirler, Pinot Noir, Blanc Cepage Pinot Noir. — From Alsace, who knew!?

Bria Tarver
Bria Tarver

June 16, 2014

Hmmm,
looking over my tops, they were almost all Spanish so I’ll have to throw a couple of other things in for variety…

1. Muga Rosado 2006
2. Chivite Gran Fuedo 2007

Top non-Spanish:
Oriel Femme Fatale Bordeaux Rose 2005 (was good when fresher, now a bit tired)

Top US:
Amici

If bubbly is allowed:
Billecart-Salmon when/if I can find it and have the $$$

Pram Acharya
Pram Acharya

June 16, 2014

We’ve been working hard at putting Rose wines on clients tables. The list is long, but here are a few of our top choices.
Tempier, naturally
Mourgues du Gres
Rose des Karantes
Belleruche, Chapoutier
Sancerre Rose, Chotard…..
All perfect for the Indian Summer we’re enjoying on Lake Michigan!

Robert M
Robert M

June 16, 2014

I’ve always been a fan of dry rose wines, and although I found this year’s crop a bit less exciting than last year’s, I have enjoyed:
2007 Crios Rose of Malbec (inexpensive, widely enjoyable)
2007 Las Rocas (tastes like Garnacha)
2007 Lioco (California: Pinot with Carignan, Grenache, & Mourvedre; well fruited but with a nice spicy quality)

p.s. I think the winery Laura M. is looking for is Claiborne & Churchill.

Brien McNally
Brien McNally

June 16, 2014

Having tasted many Roses over the years I find many without much character. I am currenty offering a 2007 Grenache Rose from Kaena Vineyards in Los Olivos. Kaena is the adjacent vineyard to Beckmans and Mikael Sigouin hops the fence to make Kaena’s wines. This rose has body and character with great mid-weight and finish. Unfortunately, he only makes about 40 cases each season, mostly for his own enjoyment. We are very fortunate to have it on our list.

Matt
Matt

June 16, 2014

I forgot a few (since bubbles were mentioned)….H. Billiot Fils Brut Rosé… and Lucien Albrecht, les Crémant d’Alsace

Mike Russell
Mike Russell

June 16, 2014

Oh yeah, and if bubbles are allowed, then also the Soter ‘Beacon Hill’ Brut Rosé from Oregon, or as they refer to it at the winery, “Soter Pop!”

Mike Russell
Mike Russell

June 16, 2014

I am a huge fan of Lopez de Heredia. The Tempier is not too shabby either.

Marcus
Marcus

June 16, 2014

Domaine de Gournier vin de pays de Cévennes rosé 2007 is about $10 and as good as so many other more expensive rosés I’ve tasted this summer.

Also had an end-of-summer picnic last weekend with a Malbec rosé from Trapiche that I think is even cheaper. Surprisingly good, dry drinking. South American pink wine is in good hands, in case anyone was wondering.

Hunter
Hunter

June 16, 2014

When thinking pink, I yearn for levity not fatty fruits. La Poussie satiates such a desire.

Richard
Richard

June 16, 2014

I live in Bandol and there are a few comparables. See www.bandolwinetours.com

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Steve De Long
Steve De Long

June 16, 2014

Thank you to everyone who shared their faves with us! And not just the louche middle-aged playboys.

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