Tag: * Rosé

Bitch Bubbly Sparkling Non Vintage, Spain 89

Dark salmon in color with light intensity.

Light nose of strawberries and citrus with small bubbles.

Sweet and fruity on the palate with raspberries, sweet strawberries, citrus, lemons and apples.

Medium finish with sweet raspberries.

What a fun sparkling Rosé from Spain this is. Sweet and bubbly and Great for parties.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, by the porch or pool.

I took it to an afternoon party, and it was a big hit. Everyone at the party loved it.

A blend of Chardonnay, Shiraz and Grenache.

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

11% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$13.

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Saget La Perrière La Petite Perriere Rosé 2016, France

Very light salmon in color.

Nice fruity nose with light strawberries, raspberries, limes, grapefruits, minerals, white pepper, sea salt and green apples.

Medium-bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with strawberries, limes, grapefruits, bitter herbs, vegetables, spices and wet leaves.

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This is a very enjoyable Rosé from France. Nicely balanced with bright acidity.

Crisp and good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

100% Pinot Noir grapes. Wine Enthusiasts 86 points.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$15.

Chiron Raphsodic Inflorescence Rosé 2017 San Luis Obispo County, California

Light tangerine in color with a pink hue.

Fruity nose with strawberries, raspberries, lemons, citrus, light tropical fruits, minerals, spices and white pepper. A nice nose.

Medium plus in body, creamy yet refreshing, with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, strawberries, sea salt, white pepper and spices.

Medium plus on the finish with bitter almonds.

This is a good quality Rosé from California. I really liked the nose on this one. Crisp and refreshing with nice body and mouthfeel.

A good food wine to pair with cheeses. I paired it with soft and hard goat cheeses.

12.2% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

Vignobles de Ramatuelle La Crique Rosé 2017 Côtes du Provence, France

Very light salmon in color with light intensity.

On the nose, limes, grapefruits, raspberries, strawberries, sour cherries, earth, green vegetables, bitter herbs, minerals and light black pepper.

Light bodied and crisp, with high acidity.

Very dry on the palate with limes, citrus, pink grapefruits, bitter vegetables, herbs, minerals, slate, wet rocks and white pepper.

Long bitter finish with bitter almonds and limes.

This French Rosé is too bitter for my taste. Unbalanced, but showing nice complexity. Not a sipper, but rather a good food wine. I paired it with a salad with baked fish.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

78 points.

Schmitt Sohne Relax Pink Rosé Non-Vintage, Spain

Light salmon in color with an orange hue.

Sweet on the nose with light strawberries, citrus, lemons, metals, pears, apples and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Sweet on the palate with lemons, citrus, golden apples, apricots, melons, honey, light tropical fruits, minerals, spices and black pepper.

Medium on the finish with tangy lemons.

This Spanish Rosé is easy drinking and simple. Not fully balanced as it has too much residual sugar for the acidity, but it’s not offensive either.

A good wine to sip on by the pool on a hot day. Needs to be properly chilled. Will pair nicely with spicy Indian food, or to compliment a dessert. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

11% alcohol by volume.

84 points.

$10.

Les Vignobles de Ramatuelle R Rosé 2017 Côtes du Provence, France

Happy National Rosé Day! Let’s celebrate with one from Provence.

Light orange /salmon in color.

Tart on the nose with citrus, light strawberries, raspberries, lemons, grapefruits, light melons and minerals.

Medium-bodied and creamy with racing acidity.

Very dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, lemons, bitter herbs, vegetables, sea salt and white pepper.

Short finish with bitter almonds.

This French Rosé is drinkable, but not my taste. Tart, bitter and unbalanced. Better with food than just by itself.

Needs to be very chilled. I paired it with seafood.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

80 points.

Matua Wines Pinot Noir Rosé 2017 Marlborough, New Zealand

Light salmon in color.

On the nose citrus, lemons, light strawberries, grapefruits, green apples, white pepper, spices and green vegetables.

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

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

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This New Zealand Rosé is drinking nicely, crisp and refreshing. Not fully balanced, but enjoyable by the porch or pool.

Tastes like a Sauvignon Blanc, the color is like a Rosé. Needs to be very chilled or it’s too bitter.

13% alcohol by volume.

83 points.

$12.