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April 2020 - All Rosé

April 2020 - All Rosé
This month's Wine feature is All Rosé Wines

All Rosé Reviews

Jas Des Vignes 2019 Rosé Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
91 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Aromas of watermelon, wild berries, pimento, freshly sliced lemon, thyme, and lavender with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length hibiscus, ripe pineapple and hints of banana finish with no oak flavor. A concentrated, blossoming Rosé with a great sense of place.
91 points $12.99 Best Buy
Wildwood Oak Winery 2019 Kelsi Kreek Rosé Grenache
91 points
$33
Steely orange color. Aromas of red apple, under-ripe cherry, rose buds, and nectarine with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, appealing, medium-length watermelon and thyme finish with no oak flavor. A serious wine for the discerning Rosé lover.
Rhône to the Bone 2019 Rosé Côtes-du-Rhone Rosé
90 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas of strawberry shortcake, Amalfi lemons, and pomegranate with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, captivating, medium-length compressed watermelon, violet candies, and rhubarb finish with no oak flavor. A fruity and palate-pleasing Rosé that is sure to fit the bill; sleek and pristine.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Wakefield/Taylors 2019 Rosé Pinot Noir
90 points
$18
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas of juicy nectarine, rose petal, and ripe strawberry with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length lemon pound cake, boysenberry jam, and blood orange finish with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. An outgoing, juicy Rosé with inviting fruit and a silky-smooth mouthfeel.
90 points $18 Best Buy
Domaine Bois de la Neuve 2019 Rosé Coteaux Varois de Provence
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Steely pink color. Aromas of strawberry tops, under-ripe cassis, and oily nuts with a satiny, vibrant, dry light body and a silky, interesting, medium-long green peppercorns, lingonberry preserves, and thyme finish with no oak flavor. A well-structured Rosé for the Cabernet drinker; dry, refreshing and well suited to the table.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Cantina Zaccagnini 2019 Dry Rosé Wine Terre di Chieti IGT
89 points
$16.99
Pink coral color. Aromas of underripe strawberry, hint of menthol, and alpine herbs with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length tart cherry, pomegranate, juicy watermelon, and wet stone finish with no oak flavor. A good food-friendly Rosé with herbal nuance underneath ripe fruit; easy to pair and love.
89 points $16.99
Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Rosé Grenache
89 points
$19
Pink coral color. Aromas of cassis leaf, watermelon candies, and blueberry yogurt with a supple, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a polished, brisk berry salad with cucumber finish with no oak flavor. A delightfully juicy quaffer for a summer day.
Supernova 2019 Sparkling Rosé California
89 points
$25
Bright salmon orange color. Aromas of ripe raspberry, whipped cream, and vanilla with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, buoyant cranberry, dried citrus, toast, and praline finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A zippy Rosé sparkler with bright acidity.
Manon 2019 Rosé Côtes de Provence
88 points
$15.99
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of wild strawberry, compressed watermelon, rhubarb, and hints of garrigue with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish imparting elements of thyme with no oak flavor. A dry, crushable Rosé with a nice sense of place.
88 points $15.99
Chloe 2019 Rosé Central Coast
88 points
$16.99
Amber salmon color. Aromas and flavors of cherry jelly and black tea with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a graceful, charming, medium-length finish that shows overtones of hints of baking spices, dill, and pomegranate with no oak flavor. A well-structured Rosé with great food affinity.
88 points $16.99
It’s a Headsnapper NV Rosé California
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry-studded scones, cranberry vinaigrette, and poached apples and pears with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light body and a smooth, carefree finish with overtones of mixed berry jelly and fruit salad. A satiny pink quaffer for effortless sipping.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Berrycream Winery 2019 Rosé California
87 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas of ripe strawberry, red peppercorns, geranium, and chalk with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, engaging, medium-length rhubarb, rose hip, and hibiscus finish with no oak flavor. A juicy dry Rosé that fills the palate with flavor.
87 points $13.99 Best Buy
Costeval 2019 Rosé Coteaux dAix en Provence
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery pink color. Aromas of strawberry plant, thyme, and cray-pas with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a medium-length white pepper, tangerine zest, and fennel finish with no oak flavor. A crisp and dry adult Rosé with accessible appeal.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Grande River Vineyards NV Dry Rosé Grand Valley
87 points
$17.99
Amber salmon color. Aromas of fresh herbs, pepper jelly, grilled apples, caramel, and strawberry plant with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and an even, fast apricot nectar finish with no oak flavor. A full-bodied, funky Rosé with an outgoing personality.
87 points $17.99
AVA Grace 2019 Rosé California
86 points
$9
Best Buy
Coral orange color. Aromas and flavors of watermelon-dill salad, ripe tomato, and parsley with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length finish evoking suggestions of cucumber with no oak flavor. A summer salad of a Rosé with big flavor.
86 points $9 Best Buy
Line 39 2019 Rosé California
86 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery amber color. Aromas of raspberry compote and watermelon candy with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, brisk blackberry lip balm and strawberries in cream finish with no oak flavor. A fruity, juicy Rosé that will hit the spot.
86 points $10.99 Best Buy
Pearmund Cellars 2019 Cameo Collection Virginia Dare Rosé Virginia
86 points
$29
Bright pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of red cassis, ripe strawberry, tomato leaf, and apricot with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of grape jelly and cranberry tartlet with no oak flavor. A juicy, rustic Rosé with a great sense of place.
Kirkland Signature 2019 Rosé Côtes de Provence
85 points
$9.99
Khaki orange color. Aromas and flavors of papaya, red apple, floral talc, and green onions with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a graceful, buoyant finish manifesting accents of gravel and honey with no oak flavor. A crisp and easy-going French Rosé with breezy floral flavors; a patio pounder.
85 points $9.99
Voyager Point 2018 Rosé California
85 points
$9.99
Steely orange color. Aromas of hint of orange marmalade and cantaloupe with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, rapid fruit punch and apple finish with no oak flavor. A fruity and easy-drinking Rosé that will hit the spot.
85 points $9.99
RESSI 2019 Rosé Pinot Noir
85 points
$12.99
Pink color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry, tomato, and honeysuckle with a satiny, bright, dryish light body and a polished, brisk finish with overtones of pickled peppers and fresh herbs with no oak flavor. A dry and food-friendly Rosé to serve with a good chill.
85 points $12.99
Day Owl 2019 Rosé California
85 points
$14.99
Khaki orange color. Aromas of peach cobbler, black currant and hibiscus with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a seamless, easy whipped cream finish with no oak flavor. A simple and fruity Rosé quaffer that will hit the spot.
85 points $14.99
Bordeleau NV Dry Rosé Maryland
85 points
$18
Orange amber color. Aromas and flavors of dill, cherry gastrique on mushrooms, and strawberry kefir with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a unique, brisk finish. A wild, rustic Rosé for the hunter’s table.
VARA 2018 Garnacha Rosado Grenache
85 points
$18
Topaz gray color. Aromas of orange Pez candies, rose hip, tangerine, and mixed melon candies with a satiny, bright, dryish light body and a silky, quick almond skins, dried apricot, and tinned grapefruit finish with no oak flavor. An easy Rosé for sipping al fresco; plenty of sunny fruit and juiciness.
Grgich Hills 2019 Estate Rosé Napa Valley
85 points
$25
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of wild strawberry, spiced orange tea, and scallions with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-long finish with notes of pomegranate and thyme with no oak flavor. A dry Rosé for pairing.
Ryan Patrick 2019 Rosé Columbia Valley
84 points
Pale pink color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry candy, key lime custard, and steamed rice with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a tingling, medium-length finish with notes of sour berry candies. A light and crisp Rosé with a nicely fruity backbone.
Barefoot NV Rosé California
84 points
$6.99
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of strawberry rhubarb tart, rose scented candle, and limeade with a velvety, crisp, off-dry light body and a smooth, brisk strawberry candy and raspberry Jell-O finish with no oak flavor. A charmingly fruity off-dry Rosé with wide appeal.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot NV White Zinfandel California
84 points
$6.99
Pink coral color. Aromas of watermelon candy and raspberry jam with a supple, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and an even, medium-length cherry lollipop and bubblegum finish with no oak flavor. An off-dry Rosé with lots of friendly fruit flavor.
84 points $6.99
Cloud Break 2019 Winemakers Reserve Rosé California
84 points
$8.99
Silvery amber color. Aromas and flavors of hint of watermelon, fresh linen, and stewed rhubarb with a satiny, bright, dry light body and a smooth, short finish with no oak flavor. A very light, dry Rosé for casual quaffing.
84 points $8.99
Buttercup 2019 Rosé California
84 points
$9.99
Steely pink color. Aromas and flavors of ripe strawberry, rubber, and lanolin with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a medium-length finish with notes of strawberry jelly and apple pomace with no oak flavor. A simple but pleasing dry Rosé that will refresh on its own and serve as a good food pairing.
84 points $9.99
Cupcake 2018 Rosé California
84 points
$11
Khaki orange color. Aromas of Lipton iced tea with lemon with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, brisk peach compote and watermelon candies finish with no oak flavor. A fruity, easy-to-drink Rosé with wide appeal.
Frey NV Agriculturist Rosé North Coast
84 points
$12.50
Brushed amber color. Aromas of agave nectar, fallen apples, and gouda with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length sautéed mushrooms, straw, and panettone finish with no oak flavor. A funky Rosé with an earthy personality.
84 points $12.50
Grande River Vineyards NV Desert Blush Grand Valley
84 points
$15.99
Pale orange salmon color. Aromas and flavors of concord grape, raw honey, dried banana and raisin trail mix, daffodil, and ginger with a glycerous, crisp, off-dry light body and a smooth, interesting, breezy finish with no oak flavor. A flamboyant Rosé that dances to the beat of its own drum; a juicy one to serve on ice.
84 points $15.99
Fiuza 2019  Tejo
84 points
$20
Pale orange salmon color. Aromas of red cassis and pico de gallo with a silky, crisp, dryish thin body and a smooth, easy rhubarb and cranberry finish with no oak flavor. A crisp and clean Rosé for sipping and pairing.
Milbrandt Vineyards 2019 Rosé Columbia Valley
83 points
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of geranium, potting soil, shortbread, and marinated grape leaves with a slightly chewy, dryish light body and a smooth, brisk berry jelly and parchment finish with papery tannins and no oak flavor. A fun pink quaffer for casual sipping.
Frey NV Organic Rosé California
83 points
$9
Amber salmon color. Aromas of southern biscuits, fruit and nut press, teriyaki-glazed agave, and roasted pecans with a satiny, crisp, light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-length corn bread, sun dried tomato, and mozzarella cheese finish with crunchy tannins and no oak flavor. A very unusual Rosé with lots of savory and toasty flavors.
Portlandia 2019 Oregon Rosé Willamette Valley
83 points
$16.99
Pink color. Aromas and flavors of Cheerios, cranberry sauce, hard cider, chalk, rice, and strawberry candy with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a sleek, rapid finish with no oak flavor. A lighthearted Rosé to serve ice cold.
83 points $16.99
St. Clair Winery 2018 Mimbres Pink New Mexico
80 points
$12
Pale orange salmon color. Aromas of mushroom galette, strawberry Jell-O, fruit cake, and candied cranberry with a supple, bright, sweet light body and a smooth, brisk iced tea, fruit punch, and overripe peach finish. A sweet summer cooler to serve on ice.
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