Category: American 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.