Category: * Rosé

Topel Winery Orsa Rosé of Pinot Noir 2020, Russian River Valley, California

Pale salmon in color.

Light nose of limes, grapefruits, earth, river rocks, raspberries, minerals and spices.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with light strawberries, cranberries, limes, grapefruits, green apples, earth and bitter herbs.

Tangy finish with bitter almonds.

This is a nice and refreshing Rosé from Russian River Valley. Tangy and spicy.

Earthier than I expected, and feels like a Rosé from Southern France.

Easy drinking and good for the pool. Good by itself and better with food.

12.8% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$22.

The Wine Spies Enigma Rosé of Grenache 2019, Santa Barbara, California


A pretty color of light salmon with a peachy hue.

Fruity and flowery nose of raspberries, limes, green apples, light grapefruits, earth, minerals and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with strawberries, citrus, raspberries, green apples, grapefruits, herbs and sea salt.

Tangy finish with spices and limes.

This is a very enjoyable Rosé from Santa Barbara in California. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.

Shows nice complexity, and good by itself or with food. Easy drinking and good for parties. A good pool wine too.

A nice summer wine. This is dangerously good as it’s very easy to finish the bottle all by yourself 😃

Tangy and interesting. Not bitter nor tart which I liked. Refreshing when properly chilled.

I had it all by itself by the pool.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$20.

Castello di Amorosa Cresta d’Oro Vineyard Rosato di Pinot Noir 2020, California



Pale salmon in color.

Light nose of lemons, light strawberries, citrus, limes, river rocks, green apples, sea salt and earth.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, strawberries, limes, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices, light earth, green apples and minerals.

Nice length on the finish with limes.

This is a very enjoyable Rosé from Russian River Valley. Nicely balanced, crisp and refreshing. Light and engaging without being bitter nor tart.

This Single Vineyard is showing nice complexity already. Easy drinking and good by itself.

Gets earthier as it opens up with an old world feel (30 minutes).

Good by itself or with food. A tasty wine that I enjoyed all by itself by the pool.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$35.

Fall Creek Vineyards Grenache Rosé 2020, Texas



Happy National Rosé day!

Very light salmon in color, almost see-through.

Pretty strong fruity nose with yellow apples, peaches, citrus and spices.

Medium plus in body, buttery and smooth, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, green apples, grapefruits, spices and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes.

This is a really nice Rosé from Texas. Easy drinking and nicely balanced, with a nice mouthfeel.

A great wine to have all by itself or by the pool. Not bitter, which I really liked.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

100% Grenache grapes are grown on clay and limestone soils.

13% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.

Smith Devereux Winery M Vino Rosé 2020, Russian River Valley, California



A very pretty color of light salmon with a peach hue.

Fruity nose of sweet raspberries, limes, red apples, melons, flowers, red candy, rose pedals, earth and herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, strawberries, limes, grapefruits, bitter herbs, earth and light vegetables.

Nice tangy finish with limes and almonds.

This is a very tasty Rosé from Russian River Valley. Smooth and nicely balanced. Elegant with pretty legs.

This Single Vineyard is showing a great mouthfeel with nice acidity. Really enjoyed the nose.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself. A great party wine that everyone would love.

100% Pinot Noir grapes. A very small production of only 125 cases.

13.6% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$36.

Castello di Amorosa Cresta D’Oro Vineyard Rosato 2019, Russian River Valley, California



Pretty color of light peach with a touch of pink.

Strong nose of light strawberries, wild flowers, rose pedals, peaches, raspberries, limes, citrus, green apples, minerals, white pepper and light grapefruits.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with green apples, lemons, limes, grapefruits, river rocks, light raspberries and light earth.

Crisp finish with limes and almonds.

This is a very tasty Rosé from Russian River Valley. Nice and refreshing. Elegant and fruity, with a really pretty nose.

Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with nice complexity. Fresh and lively.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

100% Pinot Noir grapes from a Single Vineyard, were aged in egg shaped concrete vessels.

13.6% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$39.

Notre Vue Estate Winery Sparkling Rosé 2019, Chalk Hill, California


Pretty color of light orange.

Nose of earth, light strawberries, citrus, limes, grapefruits, light peaches, spices, river rocks and herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium size bubbles, and medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with strawberries, raspberries, spices, herbs, green apples, red grapefruits, limes and spices.

Medium plus on the finish with limes.

This is a very enjoyable Vintage Sparkling wine from Chalk Hill. A very nice GSM blend. Nicely balanced and refreshing.

Shows nice balance between the fruits and earth notes, although earthier than I expected. Showing mild complexity, tangy and refreshing.

Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

I paired it with caviar, cheeses and crackers.

A blend of 52% Syrah, 32% Grenache and 16% Mourvedre. A very small production of only 180 cases.

13.1% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$45.

Patland Estate Vineyards Lillá in Fiore Napa Valley Rosé 2019, California


Very light red/ pinkish in color with light intensity and a neon hue.

Strong nose of raspberries, light cherries, citrus, light barnyard, lemons, spices, light herbs and white pepper.

Full bodied, creamy and smooth, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, spices, light earth, lemons, pears, ginger and black pepper.

Long finish with tangy lemons.

This is a delicious Rosé from Napa Valley. Smooth and elegant with such a pretty color. Interesting and engaging.

Nicely balanced with a great mouthfeel. Rich with nice complexity.

Fruit forward and tastes like a very light red. Interesting stuff.

A nice sipping wine. Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food. Paired beautifully with the prosciutto.

A blend of Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. Aged in neutral French Oak barrels for 6 months. A small production of only 2,892 bottles. This is bottle number 2,469.

14.4% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$42.



Macrostie Winery and Vineyards Rosé of Pinot Noir 2020, California

Pretty salmon in color with light intensity.

Fruity nose of strawberries, light raspberries, citrus, light green apples, spices and minerals.

Medium-bodied with medium-plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with strawberries, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices, light earth and white pepper.

Spicy finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This is an enjoyable Rosé from California. Vibrant and bright.

Refreshing, good by itself and better with food. A good wine to have by the pool, too.

I paired it with a few different cheddar cheeses.

100% Pinot Noir grapes are grown in Sonoma County and Mendocino County.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$28.

Chateau Loudenne le Chateau Bordeaux Rosé 2020, France



Time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. This week we have a unique opportunity for a Rosé made with Merlot grapes.

Light salmon in color.

Nice fruity nose with lemons, citrus, light strawberries, earth, minerals, peaches, herbs and light vegetables.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with light red berries, citrus, grapefruits, green apples, limes, spices and black pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds and limes.

This is a nice and interesting Rosé from Bordeaux. Nice and easy drinking. Pleasant and light.

Crisp and refreshing and a good pool wine.

A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and light appetizers. Paired well with the mashroom Brie cheese.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$30.