Category: * Rosé

Tranche Estate Pink Pape Rosé 2019, Washington State

Happy National Rosé Day! Here’s my contribution.

Very light salmon in color.

Great nose of grapefruits, citrus, earth, white wildflowers, roses, vegetables, spices and white pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, light raspberries, green apples, earth, dried herbs, spices and black pepper.

Nice tangy finish with almonds and grapefruits.

This is a nice and crisp Rosé from Yakima Valley. Spicy and interesting.

What a great nose on these Rosé.
Feels much like an old world wine. Earthy and a good food wine and better when properly chilled. Gets earthier as it opens up.

I paired it with Cheeses and crackers and enjoyed it by the pool.

A blend of 42% Grenache, 23% Counoise and 35% Cinsault.

88 points.

12.8% alcohol by volume.

$20.

Ravoire & Fils Manon Rosé 2019 Côtes de Provence, France

Light salmon in color.

On the nose citrus, strawberries, white pepper, spices, light vegetables, river rocks and minerals.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs and spices.

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This is a nice and easy drinking Rosé from Côtes de Provence. Simple and straightforward.

A good food wine and good to sip on by the lake. Great looking bottle too.

I paired it with Brie cheese.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$15.

Dusty Nabor Wines Grenache Rosé 2018 Santa Rita Hills, California

Pale lemon in color with a touch of pink.

Gentle nose of citrus, lemons, light raspberries, spices and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with yellow apples, apricots, citrus, lemons, limes, white pepper and spices.

Tangy and spicy finish with limes.

This is an easy drinking Rosé from Santa Rita Hills in California. A good food wine and good by the pool too.

Interestingly enough, I could not get any red fruits on the palate.

Gentle and tangy without too much bitterness. Nice and engaging.

I paired it with cheeses and olives.

100% Grenache grapes. All stainless steel.

14% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$25.

F2 Wines Europeo Great Oaks Vineyard Syrah Rosé 2018, Santa Ynez Valley, California

Salmon in color with an orange tint.

On the nose citrus, lemons, light raspberries, green apples, pears, light dirt, minerals and white pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with lemons, grapefruits, apples, earth, dried herbs and almonds on the smooth finish.

This is a nice Single Vineyard Rosé from Los Olivos District in California. Engaging, pleasant and nicely made with a very nice mouthfeel.

A good food wine, that I paired with cheeses and olives.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$25.

Jack Simon Vineyards Rosado Composition One 2018, San Diego County, California

Pale salmon in color.

Light nose of citrus, red apples, melons, and white pepper. Nice and elegant.

Light to medium in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, apples, raspberries, light grapefruits and spices.

Nice length on the finish with black pepper.

This is a very easy drinking and enjoyable Rosé from San Diego County, California.

Nicely balanced and not bitter on the ending at all, which I really liked. Crisp and refreshing with a tangy finish. This is a nice surprise.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of 50% Carignan, 30% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre.

13.6% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$21.

Jack Simon Vineyards Grenache Rosado 2018 San Diego County, California

Light salmon in color with a peachy hue.

On the nose, raspberries, strawberries, limes, grapefruits, minerals and sea salt.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, light raspberries, light spices and white pepper.

Nice length on the finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This is a nice Rosé from San Diego County in California. This is a new region for me. Never had wines from here.

This Single Vineyard Rosé is good by itself and better with food. A nice summer wine. Crisp and refreshing with nice balance.

Feels more like a French Rosé, rather than a new world one. A good quality wine.

I paired it with Brie cheese and roasted almonds.

Made with 100% Grenache grapes.

12.6% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$26.

Queen of Spain Bobal Rosé 2018, Spain

Pale salmon in color.

Strong nose of of citrus, grapefruits, green apples, almonds, wild flowers, and white pepper.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, light raspberries, spices, light peaches, green apples and black pepper.

Nice length on the finish with spices and almonds.

This is a very enjoyable Rosé from Spain. Showing mild complexity with a refreshing mouthfeel.

A good party wine and good for the pool. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a creamy English Cheddar cheese.

I had it with my favorite Rosé Glass, Le Deux glass.

Made with organic grapes.

13% alcohol by volume.

87 points.

Tank Garage Winery Stars Like Ours California Rosé 2018, California

Light salmon in color with very light intensity.

Nose of raspberries, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, light vegetables, honeydew, lemons and minerals.

Light to medium in body with bright acidity.

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

Short finish with almonds and limes.

This is a nice Rosé from California.
Showing an enjoyable mouthfeel, feels clean and slick.

A good pool wine and good for parties.

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

A blend of 65% Mourvedre, 16% Grenache, 12% Carignan, 5% Cinsault and 2% Vermentino.

12% alcohol by volume.

87 points.

$22.

Robert Hall Winery Rosé de Robles 2018 Paso Robles, California

Pale salmon in color with a peach hue.

Pretty nose of strawberries, raspberries, red flowers, grapefruits, green apples, citrus, lemons, bananas, kiwi, pineapples and light vegetables.

Medium bodied with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, limes, grapefruits, bitter herbs, minerals and white pepper.

Spicy finish with bitter almonds and spices.

This is a nice Rosé from Paso Robles. Easy drinking, crisp and refreshing.

Good for parties, or to sip on by the pool.

Good with food, too. I paired it with Brie cheese and crackers.

A blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah.

13% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$18.

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.