Rosé Wine

Aug 292012
2011 The Cusher Rose of Pinot Noir, Merwin Vineyard, Clarksburg, CA, $14 (S) – Rating 88

A solid value patio sipper with a healthy nose of watermelon, raspberry and strawberry. Flavors of ripe watermelon, tart cherry, red berries and citrus with subtle notes of red Jolly Rancher combine with zippy acidity and a hint of sweetness for a summer party favorite or to pair with lighter fare. Buy This Wine

Jul 082012
2011 Peterson Bradford Mountain Vineyard Rose, Dry Creek Valley, CA, $21 (S) – Rating 90

A unique rosé blend of 40% Mourvèdre, 30% Zinfandel, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Sirah and 5% Petite Verdot with a nose of ripe strawberries and raspberries. Refreshingly rich  flavors of spicy cherry, ripe raspberry, strawberry, red berries, ripe watermelon, rhubarb with excellent food pairing acidity. As it opens, strawberry flavors became more apparent.

Jul 082012
2011 Abacela Grenache Rose, Estate Grown, Umpqua Valley, OR $15 (S) – Rating 89

A real patio pleaser with aromas of strawberry and watermelon. Inviting flavors of strawberry, watermelon, ruby red grapefruit with hints of raspberry and minerality. A great foodie wine with plenty of zippy mouth-watering acidity and a long finish. Buy this Wine

Jul 082012
2011 Riverbench Rose’ of Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, CA $18 (S) – Rating 90

A super summertime sipper with a spicy nose of strawberry, raspberry and spice. Crisp acidity will get the mouth watering with flavors of strawberry, rhubarb, raspberry, cinnamon and baking spice. This rosé does need a few minutes to open in the glass to reach its full potential. Buy This Wine

Jul 022012
2011 Hogwash Rose, California Rose Wine, Mendocino and Paso Robles, Ca, $16 (S) – Rating 90

A blend of two Grenache vineyards in Mendocino and Paso Robles, the nose offers of notes of watermelon and cherry with memories of Jolly Rancher red candy. Fun crisp flavors of red cherry, strawberry and spicy raspberry are balanced with great food-friendly acidity. Enjoy chilled on the patio or with light summer fare. Buy This Wine