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90 • Velo 2009 Malbec Rosé, Rogue Valley $16. Best Buy.
Rich scarlet silver color. Ripe cherry butter and watermelon aromas with a crisp, tart, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a pleasant white strawberry and chewy tannin finish. A nicely structured table wine that will go great with duck confit. (tasted on Nov-22-2010)
89 • Hyatt Vineyards 2009 Black Muscat Rosé, Rattlesnake Hills.
Pale copper pink color. Sweet orange and peach marmalades, lychee, and honeysuckle aromas with a round, supple fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and perfumed plum and white grapefruit finish. Very tasty. (tasted on Nov-22-2010)
88 • Sherwood House 2009 Estate, "Sandy Blush", White Merlot, North Fork of Long Island $18.
Pale nickel pink color. Bright strawberry and watermelon aromas with a crisp, buoyant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a deft touch of flinty minerality on the lively, mouthwatering finish. A very nice table wine. (tasted on Nov-22-2010)
88 • Unionville Vineyards NV George Series, "Fields of Fire", New Jersey $11.95. Best Buy.
Deep garnet violet color. Jammy aromas and flavors of strawberry butter, lavender, and grape jelly with a fruity medium body and a tangy cherry skin and watermelon finish. A tasty off-dry rose sipper. (tasted on Nov-22-2010)
87 • Mushal 2009 Merlot Rosé, Dry Creek Valley $20.
Silvery deep pink color. Aromas of strawberry custard tart and warm cherry compote with a supple, fruit-yet-dry medium body and a tangy apple skin, peppery radish, and grassy earth accented finish. A smooth, flavorful and appealing rose for sipping or ostrich burgers. (tasted on Dec-06-2010)
85 • Rotta Winery 2009 Zinfandel Rosé, California $10.
Bright crimson color. Unusual aromas of cherry Chapstick, pork fat, and cranberry gelatin with a tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a nice tart pomegranate, grape soda, and earth finish. An interesting arc of flavors; serve with goose or game birds. (tasted on Nov-15-2010)
84 • Redtree 2009 White Zinfandel, California $7. Best Buy.
Pale garnet nickel color. Bright aromas of strawberry jam, bubblegum, and faint violet candy with a juicy fruity sweet light body and a tangy, candied orange peel finish. A nice off-dry picnic wine. (tasted on Nov-15-2010)
81 • La Rocca 2007 Zinfandel Rosé, Sierra Foothills $11. Certified Organic
Pale amber pink color. Bright raspberry jam and soda, dried peach, and leather aromas with a soft, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an oxidized fino sherry and blanched almond note on the finish. Drink up a serve like a sherry with olives and cheeses. (tasted on Nov-22-2010)
81 • Sawyer Cellars 2009 Estate, Rosé of Merlot, Rutherford, Napa Valley $17.
Pale crimson gray color. Aromas of grilled citrus, cherries and apples have a touch of herbs and flint. Soft with a dryish light-to-medium body and a piquant smoky earth finish. (tasted on Nov-15-2010)
81 • Hopper Creek 2009 Merlot Rosé, Yountville, Napa Valley $20.|Find-a-Wine|
Pallid pink silver color. Aromas of baked cherries and flint with a bone dry light body and a brisk, cherry pit and pepper finish. Lean and dry. (tasted on Nov-15-2010)