Best Inexpensive Rosé Wine

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Tres Palacios
2016 Estate Grown and Bottled Cabernet Franc
Medium steely pink color. Aromas and flavors of pickled cherries and melon, exotic tropical citrus, and grapefruit and gooseberries with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, appealing, long honeyed strawberries and watermelon, orange and kiwi, and minerals finish with well-integrated, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak. A vibrant rose bursting with flavor.
92 points $10 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216608
The View
2015 "Voulez View" Rosé Okanagan Valley
Light Siam violet color. Fruity, roasted aromas and flavors of grilled cherries and apples, floral spice, and buttery nougat with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, complex, medium-long pickled and grilled melons, pomegranate chutney on rye toast, smoked nuts, and banana chips finish with fine, crunchy tannins. A complex and very nuanced rose with zesty acidity and great, lightly smoky varietal character and terroir.
92 points $17.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215010
Chelsea
2015 Dry Rosé Alba Estate Vineyard Warren Hills
Brilliant pale Siam color. Delicate, fruity aromas and flavors of baked cherries and raspberry yogurt with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, intriguing, spiced apples and nuts and marinated cucumber finish with no oak. A very pretty, lightly savory and spicy rose that will be great at the table.
91 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215765
Zonte’s Footstep
2015 "Scarlet Ladybird" Rose Fleurieu Peninsula
Brilliant reddish amber color. Toasty, fruity aromas and flavors of caramelized cherries and strawberries, praline, and honey drizzled cranberry toast with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long pickled watermelon, tart apple, reduced lemon, and pepper finish with a suggestion of oak. A savory, toothsome rose tailor made for lighter meat or salmon dishes.
91 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215460
Jas Des Vignes
2015 Rosé Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Clear bright reddish orange color. Delicate, fruity, earthy aromas of cherries, toasted yeast, clay, and soft lemon pith with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, refreshing finish with earthy tannins and no oak. A lovely adult rosé with a nice balance of fruit and earth.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Fantini
2015 Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo Rosé Abruzzo
Bright light sunburst amber color. Bright, fruity, earthy aromas and flavors of wild strawberries, white clay, and toasted chestnut with an oily, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, captivating, breezy nectarine skin and lime finish with firm tannins and no oak. A lively and refreshing rose with a nice sense of place.
90 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215456
Florette
2015 Rosé Coteaux Varois de Provence
Silvery pink color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of strawberry granola in cream and floral honey with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, medium-length apple, cherry, almond brittle, and minerals finish with crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A crisp and crunchy rosé with lively acidity.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215175
Les Hauts de Lagarde
2015 Bordeaux Rosé
Silvery pink color. Bright, fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of strawberry-cherry pastry and praline with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long nutskin, earth, watermelon rind, and hint of pepper finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A finely balanced dry rose with a nice savory twist.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214663
Moncigale
2015 Coteaux d' Aix En Provence
Silvery pink color. Delicate, fruity, fresh aromas and flavors of strawberries and lemon pudding cake with a silky, lively, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length nuts and minerals finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A dry, refreshing adult rosé that will cover a lot of bases.
90 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Atwater
2015 Estate Dry Rosé of Cabernet Franc Seneca Lake
Pale pink coral color. Delicate, fresh, fruity aromas and flavors of strawberries, vanilla milk, and nougat with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length blood orange, pickled golden beet, and minerals finish with no oak. A delightfully dainty rose with great balance and acidity.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab