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Reviews for 2018

June 2018 - Rosé

June 2018 - Rosé
This month's Wine feature is Rosé Wines

Rosé Reviews

Champs de Provence 2017 Rose Côtes de Provence
93 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Fruity, attractive aromas and flavors of watermelon, cherries, and custard with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-long ripe orange, delicate spiced nuts, and banana chips finish with a suggestion of oak. A lovely rose bursting with flavor and finesse.
93 points $17.99 Best Buy
Tenute Rubino 2017 Saturnino Rosato Negroamaro
91 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Reddish amber color. Aromas of fruit gummies, red licorice, and cherry pie filling with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-length red rope and strawberry jam finish. A juicy Italian rose gushing with berry flavors; try it with dessert, or even alone.
91 points $9.99 Best Buy
Cantina Zaccagnini 2017 Rosé Cerasuolo dAbruzzo DOC
91 points
$18.99
Coral orange color. Fruity aromas and flavors of dried strawberries, buttery praline, and cherry chutney with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length melon rind and honeyed green apple finish with crunchy, fine tannins and no oak. A scrumptious rose that will cover a lot of bases.
91 points $18.99
Heitz 2017 Grignolino Rosé Napa Valley
91 points
$25
Brilliant bright pink coral color. Aromas of geranium, spray roses, ripe nectarine, fresh fennel, cinnamon candies, and elderflower confit with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, intricate, long watermelon rind, tangerine blossom, lime coulis, and wet stones finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A spring garden of a rose that delights all of the senses.
Château Routas 2017  Coteaux Varois en Provence
90 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Toasty aromas and flavors of nougat and fig-cherry preserves on nut toast with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a sleek, interesting, cheery watermelon, strawberry-kiwi custard, minerals, and nutskin finish with silky, fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A delicate, elegant rose with fine flavor and a true sense of place.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Sandhill 2017 Rosé Okanagan Valley
90 points
$16.75
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Elegant aromas of strawberry fruit leather, thyme, and lilac with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, intriguing, medium-long compressed watermelon, sea salt and lime, ripe cantaloupe, and sweet basil finish with no oak. A charming Okanagan Valley rose that will have you dreaming of Provence.
90 points $16.75 Best Buy
Cedar Mountain 2017 Ghielmetti Vineyard Grenache Rose
90 points
$22
Bright rich silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of banana taffy, melon balls, and strawberry shortcake with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, captivating, medium-length nougat, spiced yams, minerals, and pepper finish. A tasty, zippy rose sipper that drinks effortlessly.
Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard Rosé Petit Verdot
90 points
$22
Siam color. Fruity aromas and flavors of grilled red plum, juicy papaya, cherry skins, and orange pop with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and an appealing, medium-length key lime finish with coating, well-integrated tannins and no oak. A dry rose with explosive fruit essences; the perfect summer pork pairing.
Dusk to Dawn 2017 Rose Pinot Noir
90 points
$23.99
Silvery amber color. Fresh aromas of crisp apple, lychee and honeydew with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, captivating, medium-length starfruit, tart pineapple, marzipan, and peppercorns finish with no oak. A delicious and lengthy rose
90 points $23.99
Corner 103 2017 Rose Pinot Noir
90 points
$25
Silvery amber color. Inviting aromas of cherry stone, preserved tomato, basil, and salted marcona almonds with a round, vibrant, dry medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-long compressed cantaloupe, salted tamarind paste, fresh beets, and za’atar finish with no oak. A distinctive rose with savory nuances and an independent state of mind.
Gran Moraine 2017 Rosé Pinot Noir
90 points
$28
Steely pink color. Aromas of plum, chalk, pressed flowers, and crystalized lemon peel with a silky, bright, dry light body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length raspberry leaf, watermelon sorbet, and parsley finish. A Provençal-style rose from Oregon with delicate nuance.
Dark Horse 2016 Rosé California
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of watermelon sorbet and strawberry candy with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, buoyant apple and orange, boysenberry, and white nut finish with no oak. An easy drinking rose quaffer.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Red Rooster 2017 Rare Bird Series Rosé British Columbia
89 points
$22
Light salmon orange color. Fresh, fruity aromas and flavors of almost ripe cherries, white chocolate truffle, raspberry preserves, and tea with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length baked peach finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A crisp and fruity rose that captures the warm season in a bottle.
Quiévremont Winery 2017 Estate Rose Virginia
89 points
$26.50
Steely topaz color. Aromas of wildflowers, berry melange, ripe watermelon, and starfruit with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a delightful, medium-length thyme and cherry blossom finish with no oak. A lovely rose from Virginia that entices with ripe fruits and clean flowers; drink all summer.
89 points $26.50
Domaine Cezanne 2017 Chevalier Torpez Côtes de Provence
89 points
$26.99
Brilliant steely pink color. Aromas of underripe strawberry, diced ripe cherry, thyme, and bell pepper with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and an intriguing, medium-length lavender, violet, gravel, and citron and grapefruit zests finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A solid, very Provençal rose that will become a summer favorite.
89 points $26.99
Dominio de Manciles 2017 Rosé Arlanza
88 points
Bright pink coral color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ripe strawberries, cherry pie filling, and summer watermelon agua fresca with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, engaging, medium-length pink peppercorns and blood orange finish with no oak. A fun fruity crusher with a peppery kick; tasty!
Grifo 2017 Rosé Castel del Monte DOP
88 points
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of ripe watermelon, honeydew rind, and daffodil with a velvety, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, medium-length raspberry, sweet mint, cotton candy, and baby’s breath finish with no oak. A fruity, friendly rose with gobs of fruit and delicate florals.
Tenute Rubino 2017 Rosato Negroamaro
88 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Fruity aromas of melon balls, boysenberry, blood orange zest, and starfruit with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and an even, breezy white raspberry, fresh red bell pepper, pink peppercorns, and parsley finish with no oak. A dry but fruity Rose that will make a lovely summer refresher.
88 points $7.99 Best Buy
Jas Des Vignes 2017 Rose Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
88 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Steely pink color. Inviting aromas and flavors of thyme, strawberry, papaya, elderflower, and tangerine peel with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a graceful, delightful, medium-length sea salt and pink peppercorn finish with a suggestion of oak. A lovely rose that exudes the French countryside.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Radio Boca 2017 Rose Tierra de Castilla
88 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Clear pink coral color. Aromas of watermelon sorbet, kiwi, and spent match with a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy mango and cantaloupe finish with no oak. A crowd-pleasing Spanish rose for summer gatherings and dishes.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Pasas Sonrosado 2017 Rose Monastrell
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of orange tic tacs and orange blossom water with a crisp, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a medium-to-long underripe cherry and red licorice finish. A light and refreshing Spanish rose for similarly styled fare.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Domaine Bois de la Neuve 2017 Rose Coteaux Varois en Provence
88 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of honey roasted strawberry, choke cherry preserves, and caramelized nuts with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length melon and nougat finish with no oak. A very nice dry rose that will be versatile.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Sobon Estate 2017 Rose Amador County
88 points
$14
Best Buy
Clear khaki orange color. Interesting aromas and flavors of dark roasted berry compote, grilled bananas, nut brittle, and strawberry leaf with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length sour cherry, balsamic drizzled watermelon, and nutskin finish with no oak. A nice savory rose that will pair nicely.
88 points $14 Best Buy
Rosé Piscine NV Piscine-Style Rosé Vin de France
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Silvery amber color. Floral, sweet aromas and flavors of water lily, rose petals, orange blossom, compressed honeydew, sweet aniseed, cola, and candied orange and apricot with a supple, shy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, stimulating, rapid finish with no oak. A soft and floral wine perfect for mid-afternoon quaffing.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Pedroncelli 2017 Dry Rose Zinfandel
88 points
$17
Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chicory coffee, molasses, berry-pepper jelly, and walnut skin with a supple, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, engaging, snappy strawberry preserves, blood orange, toffee, and pepper finish. A big, brawny rose sipper.
Thirty Bench 2017 Small Lot Rose Beamsville Bench
88 points
$18.95
Salmon orange color. Fresh, savory aromas of summer tomato, roasted red pepper, and strawberry-peppercorn glaze with a supple, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, refreshing, medium-length lemon confection and juniper finish with no oak. An intriguing rose for the creative chef’s table.
88 points $18.95
Martinez & Martinez 2016 May Mae Rose Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$20
Medium coral orange color. Fruity aromas and flavors of candied tomato, pomegranate molasses, sweet potato pie, sweet marjoram, and raspberry liqueur with a round, bright, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length berry tisane and hibiscus agua fresca finish with silky, fruit tannins and no oak. A silky, off-dry Rose with intriguing and delicious flavor combinations.
Maddalena 2017 Rosee Paso Robles
88 points
$22
Pale salmon orange color. Aromas of sun dried tomato, watermelon, praline, and spiced cherry with an shy, dry light body and an interesting, brisk strawberry tart and thyme finish. A unique and savory rose for someone who wants something a bit outside the box.
Narmada Winery 2017 Gulabi Rosé Virginia
88 points
$24
Brilliant pink coral color. Fruity, inviting aromas and flavors of cherry candies, melon liqueur, ripe cassis, sweet brandy, and strawberry syrup with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length watermelon rind and aspen leaf finish with no oak. A very interesting rose from Virginia with wide appeal.
Grgich Hills 2017 Estate Rosé Napa Valley
88 points
$25
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of ripe cherry, musk, ground mustard, and cantaloupe rind with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-length pickled kiwi, red pear, and pomegranate finish. A fruity and lightly spicy rose with plenty of Napa charm.
2Hawk 2017 Rosé Grenache
88 points
$26
Pink coral color. Fresh aromas of watermelon, white tea, and dried peony blossom with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, medium-length strawberries and cream, fresh tarragon, and crystalized cherries finish with no oak. A cotton candy-colored rose that touts fun and flavor.
Isabelino 2017 Rosada Rueda
87 points
Bright golden yellow color. Fruity aromas and flavors of compressed watermelon, cherry soda, pomegranate, starfruit, and orange flower water with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-length finish with no oak. A crowd-pleasing rose with loud, extroverted fruit.
Loma Negra 2018 Rose Central Valley
87 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of diced green pepper, grilled rhubarb, sliced strawberries, and honeyed lemon with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a medium-length rhubarb compote finish with no oak. A great grill-out rose with attractive savory notes.
87 points $4.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sparkling Brut Rosé California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of cantaloupe in syrup, lime pound cake, honeysuckle, and concord grape jam with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-length finish with no oak. A juicy everyday pink sparkler with a crowd-pleasing style.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
SEAGLASS 2017 Rosé Monterey County
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery pink color. Aromas of ripe tropical fruit, cherry skins, and peony with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, brisk underripe strawberry, pink lady apple, and juicy watermelon finish. A crisp and satisfying rose with a food-friendly pop of brightness.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Trius 2017 Rosé Ontario
87 points
$12.05
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas of underripe plum, cherry stone, and watermelon with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, easy ripe strawberries on shortcake finish. A fruity rose that hits the spot.
87 points $12.05 Best Buy
Myles & Moore 2017 Rosé California
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of underripe watermelon and cherry and cherry stone with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, breezy lime curd, baked strawberry, sweet mint, and basil finish with no oak. A pleasing fruity rose for summer.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Simple Life 2017 Rosé California
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Fruity aromas and flavors of watermelon, toasted meringue, hint of bubblegum ice cream, and hint of maple white fudge with a silky, soft, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, breezy strawberry shortcake and kiwi finish with no oak. A tasty, well composed rosé with nice creaminess.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Gooseneck Vineyards 2017 Rose Grenache
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery amber color. Aromas of crystalized lemon peel with a silky, crisp, dry light body and a polished, quick graphite and lemongrass finish with no oak. A dry, food-friendly rose.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Donovan-Parke 2017 Rose Pinot Noir
87 points
$15.99
Clear steely pink color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized berries, chocolate graham crackers, and pickled apricot and cherries with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, relaxed praline, strawberry butter of cinnamon raisin toast, hint of pickled melon rind, and dark grilled peach finish. A nice toasty, easy drinking rose sipper.
87 points $15.99
City Winery 2017 Rooftop Rosé Syrah
87 points
$17
Pink coral color. Aromas of raspberry confection, underripe tomato, and Spanish paprika with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a medium-length lime zest, strawberry taffy, and cherry hard candies finish with no oak. A crowd-pleasing rose for patio-pounding.
Le Vigne 2017 Rosé Paso Robles
87 points
$18
Clear reddish amber color. Aromas of raspberry thicket, pencil shavings, and caramelized berries with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a delightful, medium-long dried raspberry, cedar, and white pepper finish with a suggestion of oak. A big and spicy, stylish Paso Robles rose for those who like to stray off the beaten path.
Príncipe de Viana 2017 Edición Rosa Garnacha
87 points
$21
Medium pink coral color. Fruity aromas of sliced strawberries, cherry blossom, and cherry Slurpee with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, fast cherry relish finish. A crushable dry rose with ample fruit for summertime relaxation.
Bel Vino NV White Merlot Rosé Merlot
87 points
$21.95
Light ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of smoked peach, cinnamon, clove, and caraway, sautéed lychee, and raspberry coulis with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length savory herbs finish. A concentrated wine that toes the line between red and rose; very food-friendly.
87 points $21.95
Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Shinn Farms Rose Lodi
87 points
$24
Silvery pink color. Aromas of white peach, wool sweater, and cherry with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a medium-length cherry stone, underripe blackberry, and golden plum finish with no oak. An ethereal rose with pretty fruit and an elegant style.
Barefoot NV Rosé California
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery pink color. Candied aromas and flavors of apricot preserves, berry tea, lemon drop candies, and lime blossom with a satiny, soft, fruity light body and an even, brisk watermelon, cantaloupe, and tangerine popsicle finish with no oak. A fruity and smooth rose with summer crowd-pleasing potential.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Le Grand Noir 2017 Rose Pays dOc IGP
86 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Confected aromas and flavors of sugared raspberries, watermelon candy, soursop, rose petal, and candied red apple with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a sleek, crisp finish with a suggestion of oak. A friendly and fruity rose to please a crowd.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Ménage à Trois 2017 Rosé California
86 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Light silvery pink color. Aromas of red cassis, rooibos tea, pineapple husk, and elderflower with a supple, crisp, fruity light body and a sleek, cheery sliced orange and kiwi finish with no oak. A solid, easy-drinking rose with fruity flare.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Yes Way Rose 2017 Rosé Mediteranee
86 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Steely pink color. Aromas of white raspberry, sweet lilac, and ripe melon with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, brisk candied carrot, blistered tomato, and pear candies finish with no oak. A pleasing anytime rose.
86 points $13.99 Best Buy
Des Amis 2017 Rosé California
86 points
$14.99
Brilliant sunburst amber color. Smoky, savory aromas and flavors of smoked nuts, caramelized dried fruits, hibiscus, and hint of tar with a supple, bright, dry medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length watermelon, sour cherries spritzed with lime, and mango with chile and limon finish. A very dry and appetizing rose.
86 points $14.99
White Pine 2016 Ladyslipper Blush Chambourcin
86 points
$16.99
Coral orange color. Aromas and flavors of cedar, marinated grape leaves, tomato vine, and cranberry sauce with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, relaxed key lime and red apple skin finish with no oak. A rustic rose for fun summer pairings.
86 points $16.99
Main & Geary 2017 Rose Pinot Noir
86 points
$19.99
Silvery amber color. Fruity aromas and flavors of lemon filled cream puff, crushed raspberry, and white peach with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and an effortless, brisk spun sugar finish with no oak. A light and airy refresher for afternoon tippling.
86 points $19.99
San Simeon 2017 Stefano Vineyard Rosé Grenache
86 points
$22
Clear salmon orange color. Aromas of white strawberry, lavender, kiwi, and melon with a bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a crisp underripe strawberry and honeydew finish with no oak. A soft summer rose for an outdoor concert on the lawn with friends.
Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard Rosé Malbec
86 points
$22
Pink coral color. Aromas of wool, fancy lavender soap, and blackberry leaf with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length crushed pineapple and underripe cherry finish with no oak. A solid rose for summer.
Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard Rosé Cabernet Franc
86 points
$22
Minutely hazy pink coral color. Interesting aromas of pickled red pepper, geranium, green peppercorn, and starfruit with a round, bright, fruity light body and a polished, relaxed cherry candies and watermelon granita finish with no oak. A fun summer patio pounder.
Taylor Made 2017 Rosé Pinot Noir
86 points
$25
Silvery salmon orange color. Aromas of cantaloupe, green strawberry, cherry Jell-O, and baked apricot with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium body and a smooth, brisk tart apple and starfruit finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A lively rose for summer pairings.
Lenz Moser 2017 Fête Rosé Niederösterreich
85 points
Silvery pink color. Aromas of custard tart, strawberry glaze, and berry blossoms with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a polished, brisk wet stones and honeydew melon finish with no oak. A leisurely, crisp and dry rose with a fruity pop.
California Roots 2017 Rosé California
85 points
$5
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas of heirloom tomato, watermelon flesh, diced green bell pepper, and fennel seed with a satiny, soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a sleek, quick blackberry syrup finish with no oak. A crushable rose for poolside tippling.
85 points $5 Best Buy
Barefoot NV White Zinfandel California
85 points
$6.99
Salmon pink color. Tropical aromas of kiwi-mango smoothie, key lime confection, peony, iced tea, and sugared tangerine with a supple, soft, off-dry light body and a smooth, brisk finish with no oak. A fun, tropical rose with a kiss of sweetness; sip on the beach.
85 points $6.99
Sutter Home NV Rosé California
85 points
$7.99
Silvery pink color. Interesting, floral aromas of ripe red raspberries, sage, and violet candies with a soft, fruity light body and an effortless, easy cotton candy finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A soft and pretty rose for effortless sipping.
85 points $7.99
Cavit 2017 Rosé Tre Venezie
85 points
$8.99
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of fresh fig, lime flesh, and sliced strawberry with a medium body and a medium finish. An earthy rose for the table.
85 points $8.99
Társila 2017 Rosé Petit Verdot
85 points
$12
Steely pink color. Sweet, earthy, fruity aromas of strawberry yogurt, melon sorbet, caramel fondant, and eraser with a supple, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and an even, cheery sour cherry candy, lemon powder, and melon and green apple finish with no oak. A snappy rosé sipper.
Destination Bordeaux 2017  Bordeaux Rosé
85 points
$13.99
Pink coral color. Savory aromas and flavors of crisp red bell pepper, smoked peppercorns, underripe strawberry, and caraway with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a warming, relaxed underripe banana finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. An easy drinking and food-friendly rose with plenty of peppery kick.
85 points $13.99
Pomelo 2017 Rosé California
85 points
$13.99
Medium pink coral color. Aromas of blueberry scented toy and strawberry shortcake with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a graceful, rapid lemonade and sliced tart apples finish with no oak. A gentle rose that’s soft around the edges.
85 points $13.99
Sedosa 2017 Estate Rose Garnacha
85 points
$13.99
Light Siam color. Aromas of Swedish fish and fruit leather with a soft, dry light-to-medium body and a short strawberry gummy finish. A fruity and crushable summer Spanish rose for the outdoor table.
85 points $13.99
Prophecy 2017 Rosé France
85 points
$14
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of watermelon relish and diced heirloom tomato with a soft, bright, dryish light body and a tingling, swift fennel, hot rubber, basil, and parsnip finish with no oak. A solid rose quaffer.
Sharpe Hill 2016 Dry Summer Rosé Connecticut
85 points
$14.99
Sunburst amber color. Aromas of peach soda, clove, cherry cream soda, plastic wrapped grapes, and yellow tomatoes with a satiny, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk watermelon candy and rose hip tisane finish with no oak. A crisp and smooth rose made with a little-known grape; serve well-chilled.
85 points $14.99
The Great Oregon Wine Company 2017 Rose City Rosé Willamette Valley
85 points
$14.99
Bright silvery amber color. Fruity aromas of watermelon, heirloom tomato, marinated strawberries, and underripe nectarine with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, quick finish with papery tannins. A breezy pink quaffer for effortless sipping.
85 points $14.99
Angels & Cowboys 2017 Rosé Sonoma County
85 points
$15
Topaz gray color. Aromas of yellow apple and fresh cotton with a silky, lively, dryish light body and an effortless, brisk lemon spritz finish with no oak. A quenching and zingy rose.
La Chimera d’Albegna 2017 Rosato Maremma Toscana DOC
84 points
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of mixed melon salad, sliced tomato, tinned hearts of palm, and baked red apple with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a brisk finish with soft tannins and no oak. A zingy rose for savory pairings.
Midnight Black NV Rosé Vigneto delle Dolomiti IGT
84 points
Steely orange color. Aromas of fresh gazpacho, pickled strawberry, and sweet carrots with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a polished, brisk sun dried tomato, bitter lemon, and grapefruit finish with no oak. A crushable rose that will be best with food.
Frey NV Agriculturist Rosé Mendocino
84 points
$12.50
Pale dull burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of molasses, creme Anglaise on dried cherries, and blueberry-maple syrup with a satiny, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, stimulating, crisp vanilla scented black tea finish with a suggestion of oak. An interesting, toasty rose for adventuresome pairings.
84 points $12.50
The Great Oregon Wine Company NV Canned Rosé American
84 points
$12.99
Medium orange amber color. Aromas of sundried tomato, panettone, dried honeysuckle, and bread and butter pickles with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy dried strawberry and tinned pears finish with no oak. An easy quaffer; serve well chilled.
84 points $12.99
12 e Mezzo 2017  Rosato del Salento IGP
84 points
$13.99
Pink coral color. Spicy aromas and flavors of cranberry yogurt, spiced pomegranate, and butter roasted nuts with a supple, bright, petillant, fruity medium body and a delightful, carefree toasted meringue, hint of herbs, and watermelon finish. An interesting, very savory and herbal rose for the table.
84 points $13.99
Mirza Ghalib 2016 Rose Syrah
84 points
$14.95
Silvery pink color. Aromas of cotton candy and perfume with a bright, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a brisk raspberry seed and pickled berries finish. A funky Spanish rose.
84 points $14.95
Sean Minor 2017 Rosé California
84 points
$17
Dusty light amber color. Aromas and flavors of wet linen and wax, dried pear and white strawberry, melon rind, and marigold with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, cheery baby banana, crushed apple and white cherry, and nutskin finish. An easy rose sipper.
Rose Quartz 2017 Rose Pinot Noir
84 points
$19.99
Coral orange color. Funky aromas of strawberries in powdered sugar, steamed spinach, béarnaise, and bread and butter pickles with a supple, vibrant, light body and a tingling, relaxed green peppercorn finish. A funky pink quaffer from Chile that will make for interesting pairings.
84 points $19.99
Tertulia Cellars 2017 Estate Rosé Walla Walla Valley
84 points
$20
Bright pink coral color. Aromas of underripe strawberries, white peach, struck match, and egg-washed cream puff with a silky, vibrant, dry light body and a buoyant watermelon relish and sliced lemon finish. A perky and bright rose that will shine with rich cheese.
La Rue 2017 Rosé Côtes de Provence
83 points
$8.99
Steely pink color. Aromas and flavors of white strawberry, melon rind, jasmine rice, and hint of peppery spice with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and an effortless, breezy yellow apple, rainier cherry, citrus zest, and nutskin finish. A lively, fruity rosé that goes down easy.
83 points $8.99
Valley Road Vineyards 2017 Rosé Monticello
83 points
$21.95
Khaki orange color. Aromas of dried cantaloupe, diced tomatoes, emery board, and moss with a soft, dryish light body and a graceful, brisk watermelon rind finish with no oak. An easy summer sipper; serve well chilled.
83 points $21.95
Fleur de Rosée 2017 Rosé Côtes de Provence
82 points
$14.99
Steely pink color. Curious aromas and flavors of yeasty dough, mossy earth, melon rind, and praline with a soft, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a graceful, rapid cherry sauce and grape leaves finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A very earthy, slightly funky rose for the table.
82 points $14.99
Stina’s Cellars 2015 Rosé Malbec
80 points
$18
Dark brick red color. Aromas of baked plums, cooked raspberry, mulling spices, and sautéed garlic scapes with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity watery body and a polished, brisk caramel, peach verjus, and balsamic drizzled nuts finish with no oak. A spicy, cobbler-like take on rose; serve well-chilled.
Lawer Estates 2017 Betsys Vineyard Rosé Syrah
80 points
$22
Silvery pink color. Unusual aromas and flavors of candle wax, sorghum, dark roasted nuts with cocoa, and figs with a supple, soft, light-to-medium body and a peppery, somewhat odd, brisk overripe melon rind, cashew fruit, and pepper finish. A brisk, angular rose for the table.
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