Here’s How Brad and Angelina’s Miraval Wine Really Tastes

A very good year for these two.
A very good year for these two. Photo: EPA/Corbis

Fork in the Road gets its hands on a slightly chilled bottle of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s new wine. You know the one, made from a blend of four grapes grown at Chateau Miraval, their thousand-acre estate in Provence? Miraval Provence Rosé 2012 costs $22.99 at Union Square Wines, and the good news is that it’s all “blooming jasmine and honeysuckle, red fruits of cherry, raspberry and watermelon, plus zippy citrus peel.” The descriptors that work best for us, however, are those deployed by writer Lauren Mowery when she lands the rosé’s flavor on the spectrum somewhere between Jolie’s blockbuster Salt and Pitt’s more elegiac A River Runs Through It. This could be a whole new framework for tasting notes: Is that Sémillon more like Silkwood Meryl Streep or Hope Springs Meryl Streep? Does that Malbec finish more like Richard Gere in Days of Heaven or more like Autumn in New York? [Fork in the Road/VV, Earlier, Earlier]