Category: * Rosé

The Grenachista Grenache Rosé Sonoma valley 2018, California

Pale salmon in color with a peach tint.

Fruity nose with strawberries, raspberries, light cherries, citrus, spices, red grapefruits and green apples.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with strawberries, raspberries, lemon juice, citrus, grass, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs and spices.

Nice length on the finish with bitter almonds and spices.

This is a refreshing Rosé from Sonoma valley. Nicely balanced with mild complexity. Good by itself or with food. A good wine to have by the pool.

Better when very chilled.

I paired it with cheeses olives and crackers.

13.2% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$24.

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Prohibido Wines California Rosé 2017, California

Happy Rosé day everyone. Here’s my Rosé for today.

Peachy /pink in color with a light salmon hue.

Strong fruity nose of strawberries, raspberries, citrus, grapefruits, green apples and minerals.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

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

Medium length on the finish with tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Rosé from California. Well-balanced and engaging. I also liked that it is not bitter on the ending.

A good party wine and great for the pool. Needs to be properly chilled.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

Made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$15.

Stringer Cellars Babbling Brook Santa Barbara County Rosé of Pinot Noir 2018, California

A very pretty pale salmon in color.

Strong nose of citrus, strawberries, cherries, light red candy, minerals, and spices.

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

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

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This is a nice Rosé from Santa Barbara County in California. Crisp, refreshing and enjoyable by itself or with food. A good pool wine. I really liked the nose here.

Drinking nicely now, and better when fresh, so drink up.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$19.

French Blue Rosé 2018 Bordeaux, France

Pale salmon in color with an orange tint.

Fruity nose with wildflowers, oranges, lemons, peach, red apples and citrus.

Medium-bodied with medium-plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with light strawberries, limes, grapefruits, minerals and white pepper.

Medium finish with tangy raspberries and limes.

This is a nice Rosé from Bordeaux. Easy drinking, crisp, refreshing and engaging. Has a very nice nose.

A good wine to sip by the pool or by the porch on a hot day.

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

A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$13.

Saget La Perrière La Petite Perriere Rosé 2016, France

Very light salmon in color.

Nice fruity nose with light strawberries, raspberries, limes, grapefruits, minerals, white pepper, sea salt and green apples.

Medium-bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with strawberries, limes, grapefruits, bitter herbs, vegetables, spices and wet leaves.

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This is a very enjoyable Rosé from France. Nicely balanced with bright acidity.

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

100% Pinot Noir grapes. Wine Enthusiasts 86 points.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$15.

Chiron Raphsodic Inflorescence Rosé 2017 San Luis Obispo County, California

Light tangerine in color with a pink hue.

Fruity nose with strawberries, raspberries, lemons, citrus, light tropical fruits, minerals, spices and white pepper. A nice nose.

Medium plus in body, creamy yet refreshing, with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, strawberries, sea salt, white pepper and spices.

Medium plus on the finish with bitter almonds.

This is a good quality Rosé from California. I really liked the nose on this one. Crisp and refreshing with nice body and mouthfeel.

A good food wine to pair with cheeses. I paired it with soft and hard goat cheeses.

12.2% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

Vignobles de Ramatuelle La Crique Rosé 2017 Côtes du Provence, France

Very light salmon in color with light intensity.

On the nose, limes, grapefruits, raspberries, strawberries, sour cherries, earth, green vegetables, bitter herbs, minerals and light black pepper.

Light bodied and crisp, with high acidity.

Very dry on the palate with limes, citrus, pink grapefruits, bitter vegetables, herbs, minerals, slate, wet rocks and white pepper.

Long bitter finish with bitter almonds and limes.

This French Rosé is too bitter for my taste. Unbalanced, but showing nice complexity. Not a sipper, but rather a good food wine. I paired it with a salad with baked fish.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

78 points.