June 2017 - All Rosé

This month's Wine feature is All Rosé Wines
All Rosé Reviews
219841
SeaGlass
2016 Rosé Monterey County
Brilliant silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of cotton candy, white peach, ripe watermelon, and pastry cream with a vibrant, fruity medium body and a complex, medium-long peony, white chocolate buttercream, and jackfruit finish with silky, fruit tannins. A very pretty rosé with craveable flavors, precise balance and a long, plush finish.
93 points $12 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219540
Massimo Ronca
2016 Vignaiolo In Sommacampagna Chiaretto Rosé Bardolino DOC
Pale salmon orange color. Exotic aromas of sweet orange marmalade, spice tea cake, sun dried tomato, and melon water with an bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a stimulating, medium-long black tea, dried strawberry, dried mandarin orange, and dried ripe cling peach finish with firm, well-integrated, fruit tannins. An exotic and elegant rosé with desert-like flavors; perfect for summer dinner pairings.
93 points $15.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219729
Kaia
2016 Rosé Monterey County
Bright pink color. Aromas and flavors of cherry blossom, tea cake, ripe wild strawberry, and peach frosting with a lively, fruity medium body and a nuanced, medium-long pomegranate finish with fruit tannins and no oak. An enchanting wine; concentrated yet delicate flavors beckon one into hedonic bliss.
92 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219793
Villa Maria
2016 Private Bin Rosé Hawke's Bay
Bright pink coral color. Aromas of grapefruit zest, fresh cut grass, cherry skins, and bumbleberry with a supple, crisp, light-to-medium body and an even, medium-length wild cherry jam and fertile earth finish with fine, fruit tannins. A pink and cheery alternative to sauvignon blanc.
92 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219701
Zonte’s Footstep
2016 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé Fleurieu Peninsula
Light coral orange color. Aromas of fresh plum, lily flowers, sweet blueberry muffin, and cantaloupe and apricot with a supple, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length fresh ripe bing cherries, almond paste, and grape soda finish with well-integrated, fine, fruit tannins. A super-yummy rosé to drink all summer long.
92 points $20 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219309
Casa Larga
2016 Rose Finger Lakes
Pale khaki orange color. Fruity aromas and flavors of lemon and lime curd and meringue, berry custard tart, and earth with a supple, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length lemon spritzed melon, kiwi, and chalk finish with crunchy, fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A very lively and invigorating rosé that will be a great aperitif and table companion.
91 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219827
Casa Larga
2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir Finger Lakes
Pink coral color. Toasty, interesting aromas and flavors of maple granola, mocha latte, sour cherry tart, and leafy earth with a supple, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length watermelon ice, reduced orange, and iced pear white tea finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins. A subtle and nuanced rosé with delicate flavors and elegant style.
91 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219486
Château Routas
2016 Rosé Coteaux Varois de Provence
Silvery amber color. Aromas of orchard fruit, fallen strawberry, and nectarine skin with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a medium-length pebble, pink grapefruit, and papaya finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A crisp and fruity rosé; gulp on its own or with a light meal.
91 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219617
Chloe
2016 Rosé Central Coast
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of fresh melons, jasmine tea, and floral bouquet with an bright, dryish light body and an interesting, medium-length basil finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A delicate pink sipper; try with oysters.
91 points $17.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219928
Burning Tree Cellars
2016 Rosé B Cochise County, Arizona
Sunburst amber color. Aromas and flavors of herbal berry compote, thyme honey on peaches, spiced nuts, and caramel rice cake with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a sleek, captivating, medium-length pickled melon, clementine and Meyer lemon, and fleur de sel finish with fine, well-integrated, chewy, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A very nice savory rosé that whets the appetite.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219856
Heron Hill Winery
2016 Reserve Rosé Pinot Noir
Brilliant light ruby color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of baked strawberries and cherries, honeyed toasted safflower cranberry bread, and floral honeycomb with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length spiced melon and pears, berry custard, pecans, and hint of cedar finish with fine, earthy, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. An elegant, dry and nicely structured "grown-up" rose that will shine at the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220030
Les Hauts de Lagarde
2016 Rosé Bordeaux AOC
Dark pink coral color. Aromas of fresh sliced red pepper, ash, and cherry cola with an crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a refreshing, medium-long watermelon rind and cherry skin finish with dusty, fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A highbrow rosé with interesting earthy character.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219790
Sharpe Hill
2015 Angelica Rosé Vineyard Reserve Connecticut
Brilliant clear tomato bisque color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ripe watermelon, poached apple, and herbal tea with mint with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a seamless, charming, medium-long berry-orange custard, kiwi, and leafy earth finish with crunchy, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A satisfying, mouthwatering rosé with great fruit dimension and balance.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219791
Sharpe Hill
2015 Dry Summer Rosé Connecticut
Brilliant light siam color. Fruity aromas and flavors of spiced dried cherries and berry mint tea with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length citrus spritzed apples, praline, tapioca, and green earth finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious and well-balanced grown-up rosé with great versatility.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219762
Alexander Valley Vineyards
2016 Dry Rosé of Sangiovese Sonoma County
Light coral orange color. Aromas of blood orange, white peach, and white tea with an bright, fruity light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-long dried apricot, strawberry hard candy, and pickled watermelon finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A great daytime, backyard rosé.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219855
Heron Hill Winery
2016 Eclipse Rosé Finger Lakes
Topaz color. Earthy aromas and flavors of cherry spice cake, honeyed dried citrus, praline, and toasted meringue with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, stimulating, medium-length spiced apple and melon, dusty pear and nut skin, roasted golden beet, and starfruit finish with fine, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A delicate, savory rosé with nicely articulated fruit and structure.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219225
Midsummer Cellars
2016 Rosé California
Pale salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of starfruit, wildflowers, lemon-lime soda, and honeycrisp apple with a lively, dryish light body and a charming, medium-length apricot glaze finish with fruit tannins and no oak. An elegant rosé with a velvety texture and perky acidity.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219950
Mira Winery
2016 Pinot Noir Rosé Napa Valley
Light coral orange color. Aromas and flavors of grilled green pepper, cherry preserve, creme de cassis, and saddle with an crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a stimulating, medium-long rose petal finish with fine, fruit tannins. A nicely balanced wine walking a pretty line between fruity and savory.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219817
Copper Moon
NV Moonlight Harvest Rosé Canada
Steely pink color. Fruity aromas and flavors of berry coulis and delicate spice and mint with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length caramelized apple, melon and orange, nut and pear skins, and earth finish with dusty, fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A very crisp, crunchy, and earthy rosé that will be versatile.
89 points $9.70 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219966
Miss Sophie
NV Rosé Coteaux d'Aix en Provence
Pale pink coral color. Fruity aromas and flavors of whipped cream with amarena cherry syrup, raspberry tart, and honeycomb with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-length lemon-lime glaze, fresh dill, sweet red peppers, and yellow apple and starfruit finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A crushable puffy cloud of a rosé.
89 points $12.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219840
Charles & Charles
2016 Rosé Columbia Valley
Bright light ruby color. Aromas of tart red berries, red gummy bears, pressed linen and lemon curd, and clay pepper with an lively, dry full body and a charming, brisk finish with cottony, earthy tannins and no oak. Lots a nice refreshing flavors make for an enjoyable harmonious wine.
89 points $14 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219846
12 e Mezzo
2016 Rosé Rosato del Salento
Pink coral color. Rustic, roasted aromas and flavors of wild strawberry, ripe red watermelon, vanilla marshmallow, and chocolate brownie with walnuts with a velvety, crisp, petillant, dryish light body and a delightful, medium-length dried figs, nut butter, and relish finish with well-integrated, fine tannins and a suggestion of oak. An intriguing nutty and rustic blush crusher.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219968
Cruzat
NV Sparkling Brut Rosé Luján de Cuyo
Bright tomato bisque color. Aromas of rhubarb, toasted yeast, pressed linen, and green apple skin with a lively, finely carbonated, dry medium-full body and a complex, breezy finish with cottony tannins and no oak. A nicely structured and unique wine; warm and inviting.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220051
Cupcake
NV Sparkling Rosé Italy
Bright pink coral color. Fruity aromas of peach and strawberry compote, shortcake, fresh spring pea, and baklava and bubblegum dust with a round, crisp, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length red licorice, dried apricot, watermelon rind with orange relish, and rose water finish with well-integrated, medium tannins. A cheery and fruity sparkler to please a crowd.
89 points $15.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220011
50th Parallel
2016 Estate Rosé Okanagan Valley
Medium salmon orange color. Aromas of flowerbed, dried apricot, underripe tomato, and red cherry with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length ripe watermelon and tomato, roasted hazelnut, and fresh lettuce finish with silky, fruit tannins. A fresh and fruity rosé balanced by elegant earthy notes.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219455
Cedar Mountain
2016 Ghielmetti Vineyard Rosé Grenache
Brilliant pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit zest, fresh cut grass, and cling peach with an lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a charming, medium-length wet stone, salted pink grapefruit flesh, and dill finish with fine, fruit tannins. Sauvignon blanc lovers will be all over this rosé; crisp and delightful.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220042
Barefoot
NV Pink Pinot Grigio
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of coconut cream pie, toasted almond, and Meyer lemon with a bright, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a medium-length fruit punch and strawberry shortcake finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A soft and crushable rosé with unlikely yet inviting coconut candy character.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219816
Peller Estates
NV Proprietor's Reserve Rosé Canada
Salmon steel color. Fruity aromas and flavors of strawberry sorbet, graham cracker, and spiced melon with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a seamless, appealing, medium-to-long watermelon ice and honeyed green apples finish with well-integrated, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A bright, juicy, crowd-pleasing rosé for a carefree summer day.
88 points $8.50 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220265
Kirkland Signature
2016 Rosé Côtes de Provence
Bright steely pink color. Fresh aromas and flavors of wildflowers, fresh peach, and wild strawberries with a round, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, interesting, medium-long peppermint leaves finish with coating, fine, fruit tannins. A lip smacking rose with shining acidity and lush Provençal fruit.
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220023
Tarantas
2016 Sparkling Rosé Utiel Requena DO
Bright ruby garnet color. Aromas of berry and cherry, bubble gum dust, pressed linen, and lemon zest and potters clay with an lively, finely carbonated, dry medium-full body and an interesting, breezy finish with cottony, earthy tannins and no oak. An invitingly sweet wine; carefree and fruity.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219727
El Miracle
2016 120 Aniversaro Rosé Valencia
Bright dark ruby color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry jam, sour patch berries, crushed gravel, and pressed linen and pepper with a crisp, dry full body and a distinctive, brisk finish with cottony, earthy tannins and no oak. An easy drinking, precise wine.
88 points $16.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219847
1850 Wine Cellars
2015 Rosé Amador County
Pale salmon orange color. Aromas of green pepper, underripe currant, and cocoa powder with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a medium-length cherry finish with fine, fruit tannins. A savory rosé that makes pairing a breeze.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219954
Fabre en Provence
2016 Cru Classe Château de L'Aumérade Rosé Côtes de Provence
Steely pink color. Aromas of watermelon, lime, kiwi, and agave nectar with a bright, dryish light body and a breezy underripe strawberries and flint finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A tart rose; a summer day’s tipple.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219629
Effingham
2015 Rosé American
Bright pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of grape jawbreaker, wisteria, and lilac with a bright, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a breezy finish with soft, fruit tannins. A grapey and floral wine; look forward to crushing this on a hot day.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219774
Sika
2015 Rosé Calistoga
Pale light pink coral color. Earthy aromas of fresh poblano pepper, violet buds, and ripe strawberries with a dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long cherry, white chocolate, and persimmon finish with fine tannins and no oak. A complex rosé to ponder on your front porch.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219882
Contempo
2016 Estate Bottled Dry Rosé Cachapoal Valley
Silvery amber color. Fruity aromas and flavors of berry cobbler, melon, and nougat with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length green and red apples, nutskin, and minerals finish with silky, fruit tannins. A tasty rosé with snappy acidity and a solid core of fruit.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219965
Numero 20
NV Rosé Coteaux d'Aix en Provence
Silvery pink color. Fruity aromas of orange and vanilla cream and fallen berries and grass with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length sliced ripe strawberry, pomegranate, fresh peppermint, and lemon-almond scone and cherry jolly rancher finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A juicy rosé for hot summer days.
87 points $11.50 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220024
Tarantas
2016 Rosé Utiel Requena DO
Bright dark ruby color. Aromas and flavors of yellow ground cherries, yellow apples, turned earth, and oak and pepper with a crisp, dry full body and a stimulating, relaxed finish with earthy, papery tannins and no oak. A complex, balanced rosé with a delicate underlying earthiness; a nice sense of place.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219707
Campo Viejo
NV Sparkling Brut Rosé Cava
Bright siam color. Aromas and flavors of baked cherries, toasted lees, crushed gravel, and lemon curd with a lively, finely carbonated, dry medium-full body and a complex, brisk finish with earthy tannins and no oak. A youthful wine with a delicate, fruit-driven nose.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219916
Chelsea Forge
2016 Dry Rosé Warren Hills
Silvery pink color. Fruity aromas and flavors of berry granola bar, nut brittle, and delicate spice with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length kiwi and melon and caramelized green apples and citrus finish with crunchy, fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A lively, lightly toasty dry rosé with appetizing acidity and delicate fruit.
87 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220054
Wonderstruck
NV Sparkling Rosé Italy
Salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of peach frosting, brook stones, and cotton candy with a gritty, bright, thin body and a medium-length chalky gravel, nut brittle, and tart apples and pears finish. A mineral-forward, crisp rosé sparkler.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220016
Dennen
NV Vacationer Rosé California
Bright light ruby color. Aromas and flavors of green berries, sun dried leather, crushed gravel, and wood smoke and lemon pith with an soft, dry full body and an interesting, quick finish with woody, earthy tannins and a suggestion of oak. A delicately smoky rosé with great length and a rich midpalate.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219706
Mumm Cuvée Napa
NV Sparkling Brut Rosé Napa Valley
Bright light siam color. Aromas and flavors of tart cherries, dried leaves and toasted yeast, lemon pith, and dried peaches with an tangy, finely carbonated, dry medium-full body and a compelling, fast finish with leafy tannins and no oak. A pleasantly funky rosé.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219754
Handley Cellars
2016 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé Anderson Valley
Brilliant pink color. Aromas and flavors of crisp apple and ripe cherry with a lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length toasted almond finish with fine, fruit tannins. A crowd-pleasing and richly textured rosé.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219377
Carpe Diem
2015 Rosé Thracian Valley
Silvery pink color. Fruity aromas and flavors of strawberry shortcake and cherry white balsamic reduction with a silky, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length pickled melon and nuts finish with a suggestion of oak. A nice savory rosé that will shine at the table.
86 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219853
Wollersheim
2016 Dry Rosé American
Bright pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of grilled jalepeño and wild strawberry with a dryish light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length fresh fig and peppercorn finish with fine, fruit tannins. Green notes attract savory-lovers in this bright pink rosé.
86 points $13 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219935
Bliss Family Vineyards
2016 Rosé Estate Bottled Mendocino
Bright pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of hibiscus and geranium with a medium body and a short finish with fruit tannins and no oak. An easy drinking rosé.
86 points $14 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219716
NV Rosé Merlot
Medium pink coral color. Aromas of fresh orange spritz, plum yogurt, pressed flower, and cantaloupe skin with a slightly chewy, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a breezy dried papaya, citrus melange, basil and bay leaf, and tart apple skin finish with coating, well-integrated tannins. A backyard barbecue rosé.
85 points $9.50
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219964
Les Fiancés
NV Rosé Coteaux d'Aix en Provence
Pale pink coral color. Fruity, floral aromas of lemon scone with berry conserve, heather, and watermelon rind with a supple, crisp, fruity medium body and a momentary green olive and strawberries and cream finish with soft tannins and no oak. An easy drinking rosé.
85 points $9.90
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219922
Bodegas Borsao
2016 Rosé Grenache
Bright light ruby color. Aromas of fraise du bois, toasted yeast, burnt sugar and orange zest, and dried leaves with an tangy, dry medium-full body and an interesting, brisk finish with leafy tannins and no oak. A nice rosé with a natural sensibility.
85 points $9.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219842
Ménage à Trois
2015 Rosé California
Bright light ruby color. Aromas and flavors of plums, lychee, grapefruit pith, and crushed gravel with a tangy, dryish full body and a charming, fast finish with earthy tannins and no oak. Let this rosé aerate to reveal its full, fruity potential.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220015
Croix d’Albret
2016 Organic Rosé Bordeaux AOC
Bright silvery pink color. Smoky aromas and flavors of green pepper, lacquer box, and cranberry with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a graceful, short cherry soda and underripe strawberry finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A savory rosé.
85 points $11.49
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219728
Hoya de Cadenas
2016 Rosé Single Vineyard Utiel Requena
Bright dark ruby color. Aromas and flavors of cherry and berry, dried straw, baked oak, and green beans and clay with an crisp, dryish medium-full body and a delightful, breezy finish with papery, earthy tannins. A better than average quality example.
85 points $18.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220041
Barefoot
NV Delightfully Sweet Rosé California
Pale pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of box of golden raisins, spiced kiwi and oranges, cherry fruit leather, and fruit punch soda with a supple, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a silky, breezy watermelon hard candy, honeyed crunchy apples, and nutskin finish with no oak. A simple, easy, off-dry rosé quaffer.
84 points $6.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219963
Little Dress
NV Rosé IGP Mediterranee
Bright silvery pink color. Aromas of ocean spray, dried berries, and gooseberry with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and an interesting, breezy underripe stone fruit, sweet rhubarb compote, wet sea stones, and nori finish with soft, fruit tannins. A sunny, sea-influenced rosé.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219720
Elle
NV Rosé Syrah
Bright pink coral color. Grassy aromas of fresh cut grass, white grapefruit, ripe soft peach, and bramble with a lean, soft, dryish thin body and a fast stone fruit pit, sweet red pepper, and vanilla-lemon sorbet finish with soft, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A soft and crushable rosé for sauvignon blanc lovers.
84 points $8.50
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220052
Cupcake
2016 Rosé California
Pale silvery pink color. Fruity aromas of peach fruit leather, apple blossom, nougat, and citrus melange with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a brisk mixed melon salad, pink lady apple skin, and vanilla marshmallow finish with fruit tannins. An accessible patio pounder.
84 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219920
Gooseneck Vineyards
2016 Rosé Grenache
Bright light ruby color. Aromas and flavors of baked strawberry and red berries, crushed gravel, lemon pith, and dried leaves with an crisp, bone-dry medium-full body and a captivating, brisk finish with dusty, leafy tannins and no oak. A nice rosé with an underlying earthiness.
84 points $14.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219527
Cape May
NV Rosé New Jersey
Dull dark topaz color. Smoky, interesting aromas and flavors of herbal cherry vinaigrette, pomegranate molasses, caramelized oranges, and graham cracker with a soft, shy, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length chestnut honey drizzled dried fruit, nuts and nut oil, and pickled melon finish with fine, dusty tannins and a suggestion of oak. An interesting soft, savory and earthy rosé for the table; serve with a good chill.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219819
Falkner
2015 Irresistible Rosato Temecula Valley
Light ruby color. Aromas and flavors of coconut dream bar, spiced pomegranates and melons, and mixed peppercorns with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, compelling, easy cherry custard tart, praline, and earth finish with a suggestion of oak. A fruity, supple rosé sipper with lots of caramel and oak suggestions.
84 points $16.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219942
Benton Lane
2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir Estate Grown Willamette Valley
Bright light ruby color. Aromas and flavors of red cherries, dried leaves, and crushed gravel with an bright, dry medium-full body and an intriguing, brisk finish with leafy tannins and no oak. Let this rosé aerate to reveal its full potential.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219771
Tertulia Cellars
2016 Rosé Tempranillo
Bright light siam color. Aromas and flavors of wild strawberries and red berries, baked oak, lemon pith, and clay with an tangy, dry full body and an interesting, short finish with papery, earthy tannins and no oak. True to fruit flavors make this a desirable rosé.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219384
Vera Terra
2015 Rosé Bulgaria
Bright silvery pink color. Fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of praline and berry granola with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy minted melon rind, clementine, and dusty earth finish.
84 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219416
2Hawk
2016 Grenache Rosé Rogue Valley
Bright light ruby color. Aromas and flavors of spiced red berries, red candy, baked oak, and dried leaves with an crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a refreshing, short finish with leafy tannins and no oak. A nice rosé with delicate aromas.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220165
Alberti 154
2016 Rosé Luján de Cuyo
Bright salmon orange color. Unusual aromas and flavors of fresh raw salmon, dry earth, potted geranium, and lime zest with a round, bright, dry light-to-medium body and an odd, brisk watermelon rind finish with soft tannins and no oak. An interesting rosé.
83 points $9.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219818
Skinny Grape
NV Rosé Canada
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of baked cherries and overripe melon and pear with a supple, soft, fruity light body and an even, brisk watermelon candy, apple skin, and leafy earth finish with chewy, fruit tannins and no oak. A light, very fruity rosé quaffer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219953
Fabre en Provence
2016 Rosé Côtes de Provence
Light steely pink color. Aromas of ripe strawberry, freeze dried cherry, mint sugar, and shortcake with peaches with a flat, dry-yet-fruity watery body and a sparse cantaloupe and cream finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A very light rosé; cloud-like.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219616
Love Noir
2015 Sultry Rosé California
Pale salmon orange color. Aromas of summer tomato, crushed roasted nuts, and grape candy with a bright, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a medium-length mascarpone and chervil finish with fine, fruit tannins. A food-friendly rosé on the sweeter side.
83 points $15.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220046
Barefoot
NV White Zinfandel California
Bright siam color. Aromas and flavors of lemon grass, green plums, baked oak, and dried mint with an tangy, dry medium-full body and an interesting, short finish with leafy tannins and no oak. A lovely rosé, try with Moroccan cuisine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219704
Breathless
NV Brut Rosé North Coast
Khaki silver orange color. Toasty aromas of caramel brioche and peach and apple cobbler with a light body and a easy balsamic drizzled berries and oranges, pickled melon, and lime powder and Pez candy finish. A tangy, racy, sparkler for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219618
AVA Grace
2016 Rosé California
Bright reddish orange color. Aromas and flavors of green plums, ripe lemons, pressed linen, and crushed gravel with a crisp, dryish medium-full body and a short finish with cottony, earthy tannins and no oak. A tight and funky rosé.
82 points $11.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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