Best Inexpensive Rosé Wine

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Retrofollies
2016 Rose Coteaux Varois de Provence
Dusty pink coral color. Floral, attractive aromas of spring blossom, juicy bartlett pear, raspberry, and clove with a supple, crisp, dry medium body and a complex, very long raspberry, currant, key lime pie, and chervil finish with well-integrated, fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious and perfumed rose with a great sense of place.
96 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Domaine Saint-Ferreol
2016 Rose Coteaux Varois de Provence
Bright pink coral color. Fresh, fruity aromas of strawberry, kiwi, petite fours, and honeyed rice cake with a crisp, dry medium body and an interesting, medium-long kiwi, cherry stem, peach mango yogurt, and basil finish with clunky, chewy, fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A fresh, fruity, and tropical rose that will shine at the table
93 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218665
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
219158
Moncigale
2015 Rosé Coteaux d'Aix en Provence
Bright pink coral color. Aromas of sour cherry preserves, nectarine, tarragon, and honeydew melon rind with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-length underripe cherries, white strawberry, clementine, and cantaloupe finish with fruit, fine tannins and no oak. A rich, yet nuanced and ethereal rose that captures the essence of Provence.
92 points $13.99 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
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Jas Des Vignes
2016 Rose Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Pink color. Interesting, fruity aromas and flavors of watermelon, overripe bruised peach, peach blossom, and ripe honeydew melon with a lively, dry-yet-fruity body and an appealing, medium-length finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A fruit forward rose with mouthwatering acidity to crush on a summer day
91 points $9.99 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
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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
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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