Category: * Rosé

Notre Vue Estate GSM Rosé 2019 Chalk Hill, California

Pretty salmon in color.

Nose of citrus, limes, light raspberries, spices, earth, vegetables and minerals.

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

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

Nice finish with spices and almonds.

This is a very enjoyable Rosé from Chalk Hill, Sonoma County. Fruit forward and refreshing with nice complexity.

Nicely balanced with a buttery mouthfeel. Better when properly chilled.

Good by itself or with food. I had it by the pool with soft cheeses.

A blend of 34% Grenache, 33% Syrah and 33% Mourvedre.

12.7% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$29.

Ca’ d’Or Winery Franciacorta Brut Rosé Non Vintage DOCG, Italy

Pale salmon in color.

Light nose of citrus, lemons, yeast, raspberries, minerals and herbs.

Medium bodied with small bubbles and medium acidity.

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

Nice tangy finish with tangy cranberries.

This is a nice sparkling Rosé from Italy. Tangy and easy drinking.

Needs 30 minutes to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle. A good quality wine.

A good pool wine and good with food. I paired it with Parmesan cheese on a baguette.

Made in the traditional method. Spent 30 months on its lees.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$20.

Grand Napa Vineyards The Big Pink 2019 Napa Valley, California

Dark salmon in color with an orange/ peach hue.

On the nose raspberries, strawberries, limes, citrus, grapefruits, earth, vegetables, herbs, green apples and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, light raspberries, bitter herbs, vegetables, earth, spices and white pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds and black pepper.

This Rosé from Napa Valley is showing like an old world one. Earthy and spicy with a very pretty color. Feels like a Provence Rosé.

This wine needs food and paired Very nicely with the brie cheese by the pool.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$43.

Boony Doon Vineyard Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé 2019, California

This is a nice Rosé from Central Coast. Light peach in color and easy drinking with lots of fruit notes.

Medium-bodied with medium plus acidity. Dry on the palate and nicely balanced.

Showing citrus, lemons, green apples, light strawberries, peaches, apricots and minerals.

A nice wine to sip on by the pool. Good by itself or with food. Exactly what you want from a Rosé by the pool.

A blend of Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Vermentino, Cinsault, Picpoul and Clairette Blanche.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$16.

Calculated Risk Winery Napa Valley Rosé 2019, California

Salmon in color with a peachy tint.

Very interesting nose of citrus, red gummy candy, raspberries, light grapefruits, green apples, white pepper and spices.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, cherries, raspberries, peaches, apples, spices and black pepper.

Nice spicy finish with grapefruits and spices.

This is a very pleasant and easy drinking Rosé from Napa Valley. Showing mild complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 20 minutes of airtime.

Good by itself or with food, and better when properly chilled. I had it by the pool with Brie cheese and crackers. Very tasty.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$42.

Teperberg Family Winery Essence Rosé 2019, Israel

A very pretty light pinkish color in the glass.

Very aromatic nose of citrus, grapefruits, light raspberries, limes, white flowers, earth, vegetables, Jasmine, herbs and white pepper.

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

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

Spicy finish with almonds and limes.

This is a nice Rosé from Israel. Very much in the Old World style. Resembles a Cote du Rhône Rosé. Earthy and spicy.

Interesting with mild complexity and better when properly chilled.

A nice food wine that I paired with Brie cheese and crackers.

A blend of 45% Grenache Noir, 35% Mourvedre and 20% Barbara. Kosher non Mevushal.

11.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$30.

Domaine Netofa Latour Rosado 2019, Galilee, Israel

This is a nice Rosé from Israel. Easy drinking with strawberries, raspberries, limes, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, vegetables and earth.

Medium plus in body and medium acidity, with a very enjoyable mouthfeel.

The nose is more new world, but the palate has a southern Rhône feel.

Earthy, spicy and better with food.
I paired it with cheeses and crackers by the pool. Really nice with the Spanish Manchego cheese.

Tempranillo grapes were grown in the Galilee region. Kosher.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$26.

Uproot Wines Grenache Rosé 2019,Monterey County, California

Salmon in color.

Strong nose of raspberries, wild flowers, watermelon, citrus, lemons and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, red currants, spices, lemons, limes, grapefruits, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Nice finish with almonds and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice and easy drinking Rosé from Monterey County in California. A very nice pool wine.

Good by itself or with food, and better when properly chilled.

Nicely balanced with lots of red berries, much more than I expected, which is nice to see. Fruit forward and enjoyable. Fresh and engaging.

100% Grenache grapes were aged in stainless steel vats for 8 months. A very small production of only 65 cases.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$28.

Faire la Fete Cremant de Limoux Brut Rosé Non Vintage, France

Light salmon in color.

Fruity nose with raspberries, strawberries, lemons, citrus, bread, green apples, grapefruits, spices, minerals and yeast.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. Refreshing with medium sized bubbles.

Dry on the palate with citrus, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices, yeast, strawberries, minerals, sea salt and white pepper.

Medium finish with tangy limes.

This is a nice surprise. A very elegant sparkling wine from France. Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. Shows nice complexity and good by itself or with food.

I paired it with a nice day by the pool.

Made in the traditional method.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$20.

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.