January 2013 - US - Rosé

This month's Wine feature is US - Rosé Wines
US - Rosé Reviews
2011 "Chiquita" Pinot Noir Rosé
Deep crimson color. Aromas of honeyed berries and toasty graham crackers with a tangy, medium body and crisp, mouthwatering cranberry, pomegranate, citrus, and slate accented finish. Great acidity makes this a perfect rose for food.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Gnekow Family Winery
2011 "Kristen's Rosé" California
Pale scarlet pewter color. Mild dusty red berry and nougat aromas with tangy, dryish medium body and a refreshingly tart cranberry and pencil shaving driven finish. A very nice dry rose with pinpoint acidity.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Pollak Vineyards
2011 Estate, Rosé Wine Monticello
Pale pink gray color. Aromas of toasted pastry and dried berries and leaves with a supple, dryish light-to-medium body and a tangy black raspberry and earth finish. A nice adult rose for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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