June 2019 - Rosé

June 2019 - Rosé
This month's Wine feature is Rosé Wines

Rosé Reviews

Barboursville Vineyards 2018 Allegrante Rosé Virginia
92 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Khaki orange color. Aromas and flavors of fresh raspberry and underripe stone fruit with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, intricate, medium-long finish revealing notes of heirloom tomato, marinated grape leaves, shale, and mulberry with crunchy tannins and no oak flavor. A pure and vibrant rose with great minerality; serious.
92 points $19.99 Best Buy
Eden Rift Vineyards 2018 Estate Rosé Pinot Noir
92 points
$25
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of guanabana, summer tomato, guava custard, and cream of wheat with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of strawberry with no oak flavor. A tropical, easy-drinking rose of pinot noir with lots of varietal character.
Château Minuty 2018 Rosé et Or Côtes de Provence
92 points
$40
Silvery pink color. Fruity aromas and flavors of tropical fruit medley, pickled melon rind, and mixed nuts with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, stimulating, long finish with notes of wild strawberry, honeydew melon, minerals, and pink pepper with a suggestion of oak flavor. A sophisticated and structured adult rosé that will be very versatile.
Alain de la Treille 2018 Le Rosé France
91 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Brilliant salmon orange color. Interesting aromas and flavors of sweet pickle relish and spiced berries and plantains with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a delightful, medium-length finish imparting nuances of watermelon, ing cherry, and nut brittle with a suggestion of oak flavor. A uniquely flavorful rose with a great savory character.
91 points $11.99 Best Buy
Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 Rosé Columbia Valley
91 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Pink color. Aromas of ripe strawberry, peony, yogurt, and peach pie with a silky, vibrant, dryish light body and a polished, appealing, medium-length melon rind, pink peppercorns, and rosemary finish with no oak flavor. A delicious and refreshing rose for summer; balanced and packed with dry-yet-fruity layers.
91 points $12.99 Best Buy
Risata NV Sparkling Rosé Italy
91 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Brilliant silvery pinkdark brown color. Fruity aromas and flavors of strawberries and nougat with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long finish manifesting suggestions of strawberry shortcake, apple, and clementine. A beautifully fruity and mouthwatering rose sparkler that is sure to please.
91 points $16.99 Best Buy
King Estate 2018 Rosé Pinot Noir
91 points
$20
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of pickled cherry, tamarind chutney, rhubarb, and peony with a velvety, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-long finish with accents of boysenberry, honey, tangerine sorbet, and rosewater with no oak flavor. Lazer-focused, beautifully textured, and lengthy; a true pinot noir lovers rose.
San Simeon 2018 Stefano Vineyard Rosé Grenache
91 points
$24
Steely pink color. Aroma of sugared raspberries with an vibrant, fruity light body and a polished, interesting, medium-length watermelon, pineapple, and orange blossom finish with no oak flavor. An exuberant rose, unabashedly fruity; drinkable summer.
Emmi 2018 Rosé Pinot Noir
90 points
$18.99
Pale orange salmon color. Aromas of fresh raspberry, ripe watermelon, dried herbs, and orange marmalade with a supple, lively, dryish medium-full body and a medium-long ripe nectarine and melon rinds finish. A juicy rose with a dry finish that will be a great pour when dining alfresco; great varietal character.
90 points $18.99
Champs de Provence 2018 Rosé Côtes de Provence
90 points
$19.99
Steely pink color. Aromas and flavors of underripe strawberry, sage, thyme, and blood orange with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, breezy finish conveying notes of watermelon granita and celery leaf with no oak flavor. A fresh, quintessential Provençal rose that won’t let you down.
90 points $19.99
Château Minuty 2018 M Rosé Côtes de Provence
90 points
$21
Pale pink coral color. Fruity, creamy aromas and flavors of strawberries in cream and nougat with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish with accents of watermelon and minerals with no oak flavor. A well balanced, inviting rose that will cover a lot of bases.
Peller Estates 2018 Private Reserve Rosé Niagara Peninsula
90 points
$22.75
Silvery pink color. Fruity aromas of ripe strawberry, watermelon, and whipped creme with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, compelling, medium-length candied lime, hint of anise, and chervil finish. A perfect rose for the patio; fruity, forgiving, and gulpable.
90 points $22.75
Eleven Eleven 2018 Rosé Syrah
90 points
$28
Pale steely orange color. Aromas and flavors of toffee, baked plum, golden apple, strawberry preserves, white rose, and limestone with a silky, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, involved, medium-long finish conveying nuances of grapefruit marmalade with no oak flavor. A mineral-driven rose with mouthwatering acidity; distinctive.
Nellcote 2017 Rosé Mount Veeder
90 points
$65
Salmon orange color. Fruity aromas of blood orange, mulberry, ripe watermelon, pomegranate molasses, and hazelnut with a velvety, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long rhubarb pie and green peppercorn finish. A complex rose with notes of rustic fruits stitched into a refined distinctive wine.
Hugl Weine 2018 Rosé Zweigelt
89 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas of ripe watermelon, cherry yogurt, and lily with a silky, vibrant, dryish light body and a smooth, cheery pomegranate, lime spritz, chalk, and tarragon finish with no oak flavor. A clean, easy-drinking rose that exudes summer.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Domaine Bois de la Neuve 2018 Rosé Coteaux Varois en Provence
89 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Pale amber beige color. Aromas of fresh sugar snap peas with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a seamless, refreshing, medium-length ripe strawberry, crisp watermelon, thyme, and lavender finish with no oak flavor. Bursting at the seams with Provincial terroir; a terrific, slightly-savory summer sipper.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Mariella 2018 Rosé Vinho Regional Peninsula de Setubal
89 points
$16
Best Buy
Steely pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of toasted cranberry nut bread and honey with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish with overtones of wild strawberry compote, rainier cherry, and Saturn peach with fine, fruit tannins. A bright and refreshing rose with a nice balance of fruit and savory tones; this will pair nicely with a wide range of foods.
89 points $16 Best Buy
Di Giovanna 2018 Vurria Rosato Nerelllo Mascalese
89 points
$16.99
Amber salmon color. Aromas of jam and ripe banana with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length ripe cherry, toast, plum, and pumice finish with no oak flavor. A fruity and satisfying rose with oomph.
89 points $16.99
Pedroncelli 2018 Signature Selection Rosé Zinfandel
89 points
$17
Rich silvery pink color. Floral, attractive aromas and flavors of blossoms, berries and cherries in cream, praline, and pickled strawberry with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, amusing, medium-long finish conveying notes of fresh raspberries, violet water, and clementine with a suggestion of oak flavor. A vibrant and attractive rose pleaser that will quench and delight.
Domaine Corne-Loup 2018 Rosé Tavel
89 points
$17.99
Light siam color. Aromas and flavors of ripe cherry and watermelon, summer berry melange, and cocoa powder with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of strawberry-raspberry granita and iced tea with crunchy tannins and no oak flavor. An unabashedly fruity rose with crispy fruit tannins and wide appeal; a little something for everyone.
89 points $17.99
Cantina Zaccagnini 2018 Rosé Cerasuolo dAbruzzo DOC
89 points
$18.99
Light siam color. Rustic, fruity aromas and flavors of rhubarb, rosehip, spiced blackberry jam, tea, and cedar with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. An old-world rose that will be spectacular with summer Mediterranean fare; pair with escabeche or marinated olives.
89 points $18.99
Lawer Estates 2018 Rosé Syrah
89 points
$20
Steely pink color. Aromas and flavors of strawberries and coconut creme with a supple, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, cheery finish displaying accents of ripe watermelon, slate, and spritz of lime. A pillowy, gulpable rose that will be a real crowd pleaser.
Akash Winery 2018 Parlez-Vous Rosé Temecula Valley
89 points
$33
Ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of roasted berries and nuts and chestnut honey on an apple bran muffin with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a compelling, medium-length finish that presents notes of cherry skin, melon rind, and pepper with no oak flavor. A toasty, dry rosé sipper.
Castelmaure 2018 Vin-Gris Rosé Corbières
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Aromas of underripe cherries and lilac with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a peppery, easy cucumber relish, ripe apricot, and white pepper finish with no oak flavor. A charming rose from Corbieres that is a pleasure to drink.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Yes Way Rose NV Sparkling Rosé France
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Pale amber beige color. Aromas of orange zest and pineapple smoothie with a slightly chewy, crisp, effervescent, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, cheery bitter lemon, tonic, white pepper, and green almond finish with dusty, papery tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A citrusy, highly pairable sparkler to complement the meal.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Grande River Vineyards NV Desert Blush Rosé Grand Valley
88 points
$15.99
Steely salmon orange color. Fruity, attractive aromas and flavors of peach jam on toast and orange marmalade with a round, bright, off-dry medium-full body and a sleek, interesting, long finish with notes of cherry tart, peach cobbler a la mode, and coconut praline. A fruity and attractive off-dry rose that is sure to please.
88 points $15.99
City Winery 2018 Rooftop Rosé Syrah
88 points
$18
Pink coral color. Fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of strawberries with chestnut honey and toasted meringue with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish imparting accents of kiwi, watermelon, and nuts with no oak flavor. A delicious and pristine rosé pleaser.
Maddalena 2018 Estate Reserve Rosé Paso Robles
88 points
$18
Light siam color. Aromas of yuzu, ripe plum, and struck match with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light body and a sleek, medium-length watermelon and raspberry granita finish with no oak flavor. A full-flavor rose with bright acidity and charming fruit.
AIX 2018 Rosé AOP Coteaux dAix-en-Provence
88 points
$20
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of sliced strawberries, blueberries, creme, and dried thyme with a bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and an effortless, medium-length finish with touches of cherries, slate, and peony with no oak flavor. A super solid rose from Provence that hits the spot.
Hagafen 2018 Don Ernestos Beret Rosé Syrah
88 points
$27
Bright light siam color. Aromas and flavors of baked blackberry, grenadine, grilled peppers, and plum butter with an lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-length finish with notes of coriander seed and root beer float. A nice, full-bodied rose for a backyard bash.
Schlumberger 2017 Brut Rosé Austria
88 points
$27.99
Amber beige color. Aromas of dried apricot and raspberry with a silky, vibrant, dryish light body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length grilled white peach, mango lassi, strawberry granola, allspice, and lime zest finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A crisp, refreshing sparkler with sophisticated notes of apricot and spice.
88 points $27.99
Château Minuty 2018 281 Rosé Côtes de Provence
88 points
$79
Steely pink color. Aromas and flavors of ripe strawberry, white peach, sweet yogurt, lavender, and freshly peeled orange with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with notes of dried herbs with no oak flavor. A solid Provincial rose that checks all the boxes.
Highway 12 2018 Rosé Pinot Noir
87 points
Salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of baked orchard fruit, watermelon, and pickled beets with a velvety, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length finish with touches of cherry preserves, clementine, and apricot. A serious rose for thoughtful pairing.
No Opposition 2018 Dry Rosé Syrah
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Fruity aromas of ripe raspberry and peony blossom with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity light body and an effortless, appealing, medium-length tart raspberry, lemon zest, rhubarb pie, tart plum, and meringue cookies finish with no oak flavor. A juicy rose-pleaser that easy to love.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Le Grand Noir 2018 Rosé Pays dOc IGP
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Silvery amber color. Fruity, herbal aromas and flavors of honeydew melon, toasty nut brittle, and cherry herb muffin with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, buoyant finish that shows accents of strawberry orange relish, white chocolate nuts, and citrus zest with no oak flavor. A tasty and appetizing dry rose that will be versatile.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Charles Thomas 2018 Rosé Côtes-du-Rhone
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Creamy aromas and flavors of strawberry keffir, spiced nuts, and creme fraiche with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy finish displaying accents of kiwi and grass with no oak flavor. A solid dry rose for the table.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Yes Way Rose 2018 Rosé IGP Mediterranee
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Fruity aromas and flavors of white peach, ripe melon, sweet cherries in creme, and ripe banana with a silky, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, easy finish with no oak flavor. A juicy rose-pleaser that won’t let you down.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Flat Top Hills 2018 Rosé California
87 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Coral orange color. Aromas of rhubarb pie and watermelon candies with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length cherry pie filling finish with no oak flavor. A fruity and friendly rose with wide appeal.
87 points $13.99 Best Buy
Le Grand Noir NV Sparkling Brut Rosé France
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Steely amber color. Aromas of golden apple, navel orange, heirloom tomato, strawberry tops, and pickled watermelon with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dry light body and a medium-length ground nuts, strawberry jelly, and graphite finish with crunchy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A juicy rose sparkler that refreshes.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Grgich Hills 2018 Rosé Napa Valley
87 points
$25
Bright pink coral color. Aromas of grape leaves, blood orange, and carnation with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length papaya, ripe nectarine, golden kiwi, and fresh grass finish. A juicy, tropical rose for sipping al fresco.
Jas Des Vignes 2018 Rose Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
86 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas of nut brittle, dried strawberries, chalk eraser, and pettypan squash with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, easy melon rind, strawberries in milk, starfruit, and pepper finish with no oak flavor. A pleasant, soft and dry rose sipper.
86 points $10.99 Best Buy
Nicolas Potel 2018 Rosé Gamay
86 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry yogurt, parsley, whipped creme, and figs with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, carefree finish with accents of citrus. An easy-drinking rose with delicate fruit and wide appeal.
86 points $13.99 Best Buy
Gordon Estate 2018 Rosé Syrah
86 points
$16.99
Light topaz color. Rustic aromas and flavors of grilled tropical fruit, banana gelato, and peach sorbet with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and an even, breezy finish displaying notes of tangerine zest and blackberry with no oak flavor. A crushable rose to serve with a good chill.
86 points $16.99
Lake Sonoma 2017 Rosé Sonoma Valley
86 points
$22
Pale salmon orange color. Fruity aromas of ripe cantaloupe, grapefruit and musk with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, quick papaya and snapdragons finish with no oak flavor. A rock solid rose in an understated style.
Narmada Winery 2018 Gulabi Rosé Chambourcin
86 points
$24
Salmon orange color. Smoky, curious aromas and flavors of grilled berries, cherry soufflé, tomatoes on the vine, and nopales with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish imparting overtones of cranberry rhubarb relish, honey roasted citrus, blanched mushrooms, and cedar with well-integrated, fine, fruit tannins. A very savory and earthy rose with lots of smoky umami character for grilled fare.
Corner 103 2018 Rosé Pinot Noir
86 points
$25
Pale salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of toasted nut and berry muffin with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish that exhibits touches of sour cherry, orange and starfruit relish, and cedar plank with soft, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nice dry rose for the table.
The Great Oregon Wine Company 2018 Rascal Rosé Oregon
85 points
$12.99
Steely orange color. Aromas and flavors of ripe honeydew melon and nectarine with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish conveying notes of orange zest and strawberry smoothie with no oak flavor. A fruit basket of a rose with a super drinkable, juicy style.
85 points $12.99
Grande River Vineyards 2016 Dry Rosé Grand Valley
85 points
$17.99
Steely orange color. Rustic aromas and flavors of wild strawberry, smoked concord grape, bacon, mulberry leaf, and garlic with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length finish displaying accents of cranberry. A somewhat foxy, rustic rose with distinctive, fascinating charm.
85 points $17.99
Martinez & Martinez 2017 May Mae Rosé Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$20
Pale coral orange color. Aromas and flavors of rainier cherry, bell pepper, and peppercorns with a supple, bright, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, brisk finish conveying notes of tinned pears, yellow peach, and strawberry swirl gelato with no oak flavor. A playful rose with kisses of fruity sweetness; pair with spicy fare.
Great Frogs 2018 Rosé Maryland
85 points
$27.50
Pale pink color. Creamy aromas and flavors of dried apricot, concord grape, and guava custard with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a brisk finish displaying nuances of banana yogurt with no oak flavor. A smooth sipping rose with velvety texture.
85 points $27.50
Biltmore Estate 2017 Blanc de Noir Rosé Zinfandel
84 points
$12
Pale salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of ripe raspberry and watermelon candies with a silky, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length finish with overtones of raspberry tart, coconut, and cream soda. A fruity-sweet blush crusher for sweet-tooths.
Les Caprices D’Anais 2018 Rosé Bordeaux AOC
84 points
$12.99
Pale orange salmon color. Aromas and flavors of pickled stone fruit, green peppercorn, and blueberry jelly with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a seamless, brisk finish with accents of galangal and lemongrass with no oak flavor. A dry, spicy rose to complement the meal.
84 points $12.99
Wayne Gretzky 2018 No. 99 Rosé Niagara Peninsula
84 points
$15.75
Steely amber color. Aromas of tinned pear, nasturtium, and herbs with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, brisk heirloom apple and white fig finish. An ethereal rose in an easy-drinking style.
84 points $15.75
Wilson Creek NV Sweet Sparkling Rosé California
84 points
$19.99
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of raspberry compote, baked apple, honeycomb, and tomato vine with a supple, bright, fizzy, fruity sweet light body and a tingling, fast watermelon candies and crisp celery finish with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A solid, sweet, sparkling wine for casual celebrations.
84 points $19.99
Les Hauts de Lagarde 2018 Rosé Bordeaux AOC
83 points
$14.99
Topaz gray color. Spicy aromas and flavors of bell pepper, strawberry, green peppercorn, underripe plum, and cannabis with a supple, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a hot, breezy finish with no oak flavor. A dry, crisp rose that will be a nice hot-day refresher; serve ice cold.
83 points $14.99
XOXO NV Rosé Canada
81 points
$9.75
Amber salmon color. Aromas and flavors of concord grape jelly, strawberry candy, and crispy aliums with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, brisk finish. A dry-yet-fruity rose quaffer to serve with a good chill.
81 points $9.75
Grgich Hills 2018 Estate Grown Rosé Napa Valley
81 points
$25
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of stewed fruit, struck match, banana, and passion fruit with an oily, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk finish with no oak flavor. A solid rose crusher; serve with a good chill.
Frey NV Natural Rosé Mendocino
80 points
$9
Amber beige color. Aromas of spiced apricot fruit cake, agave nectar, tomato, marzipan, and dried onion with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a brisk dried raspberry, cinnamon tisane, and dried hibiscus flowers finish with dusty tannins. A unique rose for distinctive pairings.
Frey NV Agriculturist Rosé Mendocino
80 points
$12.50
Amber color. Aromas of paprika, banana peel, and overripe cherries with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a snappy black tea and green tomato finish with no oak flavor. An earthy and interesting rose with a savory side.
80 points $12.50
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