Rosé Wine

Jul 082014
 
Villicana Winery Vin Rosé 2013, Liquid Hope, Paso Robles, CA, $18 (S) – Rating 90

Villicana Winery Vin  Rosé 2013A rosé blend of 52% Syrah, 36% Grenache and 12% Mourvèdre made in honor of wine club members who have faced or currently facing a cancer diagnosis. $1 of each bottle is donated to help those currently battling cancer.  Aromas of red cherry, strawberry and raspberry with hints of minerality. Medium-bodied with bright acidity offering flavors of ripe strawberry, ripe raspberry, rhubarb and pie spice. Spicy cherry in the long finish. Buy This Wine

Jul 042014
 
J Vineyards Vin Gris 2013, Russian River Valley, CA, $20 (S) – Rating 90

J Vineyards Vin Gris 2013A lovely shade of salmon color with aromas of strawberry, bright cherry, raspberry and plenty of spice. A lush mouth-feel with crisp acidity offering flavors of cherry, strawberry, raspberry, red fruit and rhubarb combined with a long spicy finish. Enjoy solo or paired with light summer fare or grilled salmon Buy This Wine

 

Jul 022014
 
Silverado Vineyards Sangiovese Rosato 2013, Napa Valley, CA, $25 (S) - Rating 90

Silverado Vineyards Sangiovese Rosato 2013100% Sangiovese and a wonderfully refreshing patio wine. A nose of strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb and hints of pie crust. A subtle note of sweetness, a full mouth-feel and bright acidity give way to flavors of ripe raspberry, ripe strawberry, rhubarb and plenty of spice with a little raspberry on finish. Buy This Wine

 

Jun 172014
 
Bacigalupi Vineyard Rosé of Pinot Noir 2013Bacigalupi Vineyard Rosé of Pinot Noir 2013, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA, $30 – Rating 92

This wine just screams summer on the patio. A soft bouquet of ripe strawberry, wet stone and spice. A lush mouth-feel with crisp acidity offering flavors of strawberry, raspberry, ripe watermelon and brown spice. Notes of rhubarb in the very long finish. Plenty of body to pair with grilled chicken or salmon. Buy This Wine

 

Jun 032014
 
Mumm Napa Brut RoseMumm Napa Brut Rose NV, Napa Valley Sparkling Wine, Napa Valley, CA $24 (S) – Rating 90

A festive go-to sparkler. Predominately Pinot Noir with a small amount of Chardonnay blended in. A soft mouth-feel with balanced acidity combined with a soft nose offering hints of rose pedal, raspberry, strawberry and yeasty pie crust. On the palate, flavors of red cherry, strawberry, raspberry, spice and a touch of rhubarb. No need to wait to celebrate to enjoy these bubbles. Buy This Wine

Apr 222014
 
belle glos pinot noir blancBelle Glos Pinot Noir Blanc 2012, Brugioni Vineyard, Sonoma County, CA, $18 – Rating 92

A truly manly rosé with body and depth highlighted by a deeper salmon color that most rosés. Rich aromas of strawberry, red cherry and spice. A round mouth-feel with solid food pairing acidity. A real depth of integrated flavors including red cherry, strawberry, minerality, spice and white pepper. A long finish of ripe strawberry with hints of watermelon. Buy This Wine

Apr 212014
 
Dancing Coyote RoseDancing Coyote Rosé 2012, Rosé of Pinot Noir, Clarksburg, CA, $12 (S) – Rating 88

A soft mouth-feel with equally soft acidity. The nose is bouquet of strawberry, raspberry and spice accented with floral notes. Somewhat off-dry on the palate with sweet notes of strawberry, raspberry and bright cherry. A bit of sweet cherry on the finish. No oak or malolactic fermentation. Buy This Wine

Apr 072014
 
MacPhail RoséMacPhail Rosé of Pinot Noir 2013, Sonoma Coast, CA, $22 (S) – Rating 91

Beautifully dry and balanced. A blend of all the MacPhail Pinot Noir Vineyards. The rosé juice is saignéd (bled off) after 24 to 48 hours of cold soak, fermented and then finished with malolactic fermentation, adding a touch of creaminess to balance the juicy food-pairing acidity. Gentle aromas of strawberry, raspberry, floral notes and spice. A round and rewarding mouth-feel with bold flavors of strawberry, bright cherry, raspberry and minerality. Subtle notes of cayenne and spice on the finish adds to the complexity. A manly rosé! Buy This Wine

Mar 032014
 
JCB No. 69 Rosé, Dry Sparkling Wine, Burgundy, $60 (S) – Rating 90

This is one of my favorite go-to dry sparklers because it has plenty of body, acidity and depth to enjoy with food or all on it’s own. 100% Pinot Noir from Burgundy, salmon-colored with lots of bubbles. Aromas of strawberry and delicate floral notes. An encompassing mouth-feel with crisp acidity and balanced flavors of raspberry, strawberry and bright red cherry. Subtle hints of strawberry jam on finish. Buy This Wine

Feb 122014
 
2012 MacPhail Family Wines Rose of Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA, $20 – Rating 90

A full-bodied manly rosé, richer in color than most. The nose offers a bouquet of strawberry and baking spice. A subtle voluptuousness on the palate with balanced acidity. Integrated flavors of strawberry, ripe red cherry, raspberry and spice. Raspberry and a touch of vanilla on the finish. Buy This Wine