Category: American Rosé

Patland Estate Vineyards Lillá in Fiore Napa Valley Rosé 2019, California


Very light red/ pinkish in color with light intensity and a neon hue.

Strong nose of raspberries, light cherries, citrus, light barnyard, lemons, spices, light herbs and white pepper.

Full bodied, creamy and smooth, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, spices, light earth, lemons, pears, ginger and black pepper.

Long finish with tangy lemons.

This is a delicious Rosé from Napa Valley. Smooth and elegant with such a pretty color. Interesting and engaging.

Nicely balanced with a great mouthfeel. Rich with nice complexity.

Fruit forward and tastes like a very light red. Interesting stuff.

A nice sipping wine. Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food. Paired beautifully with the prosciutto.

A blend of Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. Aged in neutral French Oak barrels for 6 months. A small production of only 2,892 bottles. This is bottle number 2,469.

14.4% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$42.



Macrostie Winery and Vineyards Rosé of Pinot Noir 2020, California

Pretty salmon in color with light intensity.

Fruity nose of strawberries, light raspberries, citrus, light green apples, spices and minerals.

Medium-bodied with medium-plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

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

Spicy finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This is an enjoyable Rosé from California. Vibrant and bright.

Refreshing, good by itself and better with food. A good wine to have by the pool, too.

I paired it with a few different cheddar cheeses.

100% Pinot Noir grapes are grown in Sonoma County and Mendocino County.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$28.

DoublePlus Wine Company Oak Knoll Rosé 2020, Napa Valley, California

A pretty color of light red with light intensity. Very unique for a Rosé.

Light nose of strawberries, raspberries, spices, green apples and citrus.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

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

Nice finish with tangy cranberries.

This is a very enjoyable Rosé from Napa Valley. A great starting wine for the evening. Nicely balanced and refreshing.

This 2020 vintage was a tough one in Napa, and it’s great to see a good quality wine coming out from this challenging vintage.

I really enjoyed this Rosé, it’s just too easy to drink. Too dangerous, so watch out 😉

Spicy and interesting. Not bitter nor tart. Just delicious.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. A very small production of only 60 cases.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.

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.