Category: * Rosé

Macrostie Winery Rosé of Pinot Noir 2021, Sonoma Coast, California



Beautiful color of light pink with a peachy hue.

On the nose raspberries, sweet strawberries, limes, grapefruits, spices, light herbs and light sea salt.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

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

Tangy finish with spices and bitter almonds.

This is an easy drinking Rosé from Sonoma Coast. A nice summer wine.

Fruity on the nose and earthier on the palate. Light and engaging. Crisp and refreshing.

Feels like a French Rosé with a touch of new world.

Better after 20 minutes of airtime, and will pair nicely with food. I had it all by itself by the beach.

13.3% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$30.

Smith-Madrone Vineyards Spring Mountain District Rosé 2021, Napa Valley, California



Bright neon cherry in color.

On the nose light raspberries, citrus, limes, green apples, light herbs and minerals.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, sour cherries, limes, green apples, red grapefruit, spices and white pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with limes and light almonds.

This is a unique Cabernet Franc Rosé from Napa Valley. Feels fresh with some weight on the mouthfeel.

Nicely balanced, crisp and refreshing. Tangy and easy drinking.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and will pair nicely with food too.

A blend of 67% Cabernet Franc and 33% Merlot. A tiny production of less than 2,000 bottles.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.

Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon Rosé Champagne 2006, France





Orange in color.

On the nose raspberries, citrus, strawberries, limes, green apples, yeast, spices and minerals.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and medium sized bubbles.

Dry on the palate with lemons, raspberries, strawberries, spices, earth, minerals, green apples, herbs and white pepper.

Nice finish with bitter herbs.

This 16 year old Rosé Champagne still feels very young and fresh. Not as much yeast /bread notes as I expected at this point.

Well balanced with a nice mouthfeel, and drinks very nicely now.

Needs an hour to open up properly, and better when not too cold.

Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years.

A great sipping wine, and good with food too. Spicy, rich and entertaining.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$400.

InSerrata Indaco Rosato Toscana 2019 Tuscany, Italy




This week’s #MerlotThursday is an interesting Rosé from Italy.

Neon orange in color with a peachy hue.

Strong nose of over ripen citrus fruits, apples, spices, light vegetables, cherries and raspberries.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with apples, citrus, raspberries, ripe limes, almonds, bitter herbs, earth and vegetables.

Spicy finish with bitter herbs.

This is an elegant Merlot based Rosé from Tuscany.

Soft and smooth with a nice mouthfeel. Gets earthier once it opens up.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. Paired nicely with Brie cheese and fresh berries.

A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Sangiovese. Organic.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$28.

Big Table Farm Winery Laughing Pig Rosé 2021 Willamette Valley, Oregon



Light salmon in color with a pink hue.

Fruity nose of raspberries, strawberries, cherries, spices, light herbs, citrus, limes and light vegetables.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, earth, spices, citrus, pears, red apples, minerals and white pepper.

Nice finish with spices and limes.

This is a very tasty Rosé from Oregon. Nicely balanced with a soft and elegant mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food. Showing nice complexity and very easy to drink, so watch out.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Pinot Noir grapes. Unfiltered and unfined. A small production of only 450 cases.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$36.

Meadowcroft Wines Rivertrace Rosé 2021, California




A pretty color of orange, with a pink hue.

On the nose strawberries, unripe cherries, earth, citrus, vegetables, limes, bitter herbs and minerals.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with strawberries, cherries, spices, earth, limes, grapefruits, green apples, bitter herbs and vegetables.

Tangy finish with black pepper and almonds.

This is a unique California Rosé, that drinks more like a French one. Earthy with lots of herb notes.

Soft, elegant and spicy. Crisp and refreshing.

A good food wine, and better when not too cold.

I had it by the beach, and it paired nicely with the Brie cheese.

A blend of 60% Syrah, 20% Malbec and 20% Grenache. A small production of only 2,200 bottles made.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$30.

Laurent-Perrier Brut Cuvée Champagne Rosé Non Vintage, France


This is a delicious Rosé Champagne.

Light salmon in color with a peachy hue.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Nicely balanced with medium sized bubbles.

Showing raspberries, limes, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, herbs, yeast, spices, sea salt and minerals.

Needs 45 minutes to air properly, bring in more complexity, and smooth out the bubbles.

Rich and full of delicious red fruits, with a smooth mouthfeel. Not bitter nor tart, which I just loved. Tangy and interesting.

Easy drinking and good by itself, especially once it opens up, and good with food too.

A good choice to drink on the boat, with some beautiful weather.

100% Pinot Noir grapes.

12% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$75.

Stoller Family Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2021, Oregon

Pale salmon in color.

Nose of citrus, limes, strawberries, cherries, spices, minerals, lemons and peaches.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

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

Tangy finish with limes and white pepper.

This is a nice Rosé from Williamette Valley in Oregon. Tangy and interesting. Spicy and easy drinking.

Fruity, with a touch of Provence, especially on the palate. Gets earthier as it opens up with more vegetable notes and herbs.

Will pair nicely with food, but good by itself as well.

I paired it with a nice weather day, by the beach.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points

$28.

Hawk and Horse Vineyards Sparkling Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 , Lake County, California

Light salmon in color.

On the nose black currants, raspberries, spices, citrus, green apples, minerals, herbs and earth.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and small bubbles.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, strawberries, cherries, spices, earth, peppercorn, green apples and light grapefruits.

Nice length on the finish with spices and limes.

This is a delicious sparkling Rosé from Lake County in California.

Nicely balanced with nice complexity. Spicy and entertaining. Not bitter nor tart. Just right.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

I really enjoy these Cabernet Sauvignon sparkling wines.

Good by itself or with food. Easy drinking and good for parties. I paired it with a pulled chicken salad and a gorgeous view.

12.4% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$60.

Stoller Family Estate Chemistry Pinot Noir Rosé Bubbles Non Vintage, Willamette Valley, Oregon



A pretty color of salmon with a peachy hue.

On the nose citrus, limes, raspberries, earth and minerals.

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

Dry on the palate with lemons, strawberries, raspberries, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, herbs, earth and spices.

Tangy finish with limes.

This is a nice and easy drinking sparking wine from Oregon. Nicely balanced and refreshing. Tangy and interesting.

Feels fresh and enjoyable by itself and with food. I paired it with light appetizers.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$28.