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89 • Don Ernesto 2010 "Vin Gris" Rosé, Napa Valley $15. Best Buy. Kosher
Beautifully lustrous ruby garnet color. Mellow aromas of raspberry custard pie and faint bacon fat with a very soft, dryish medium body and a gentle, tart pomegranate, toasted pistachio, and mossy earth accented finish. (tasted on May-09-2011)
89 • Alexander Valley Vineyards 2010 Wetzel Family Estate, Dry Rosé of Sangiovese, Alexander Valley $14. Best Buy.
Pale ruby pink color. Rich aromas of dried sour cherry, banana taffy, and dried Meyer lemon with a soft, silky fruity light-to-medium body and a crisp watermelon, lemon pepper and banana custard finish. Very fruity, tasty, and sure to please the crowd. (tasted on May-09-2011)
88 • Biltmore Estate NV Zinfandel Blanc de Noir, American $9.99. Best Buy.
Light garnet pink color. Attractive aromas of orange marmalade, strawberry sauce and rose bouquet with a spry fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy sweet citrus, crunchy red apple, and faint men's cologne accented finish. A very tasty and well styled summer picnic wine. (tasted on May-09-2011)
88 • Heitz 2010 Grignolino Rosé, Napa Valley$18.50.
Pale garnet color with a silvery cast. Aromas of baked cherries, pickled okra, and delicate herbs with a silky dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an interesting pepper dried smoked pork and pomegranate accented finish. A savory rose that will go great with duck confit or pasta carbonara. (tasted on May-09-2011)
87 • Château LaFayette Reneau 2009 Pinot Noir Blanc, Finger Lakes $9.99. Best Buy.
Pale ruby color. Aromas of baked strawberries, cherries, and cranberries with a hint of white toffee. Supple and fruity sweet with a supple, crisp, sweet orange and nut accented finish. A tasty sipper. (tasted on May-09-2011)
86 • Rotta Winery 2009 Zinfandel Rosé, Paso Robles $10. Best Buy.
Bright ruby color. Aromas of exotic cherries, honeycomb, and faint sweet pickle relish with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a juicy, strawberry-blueberry-apple smoothie like finish. Crisp, clean and tasty. (tasted on May-09-2011)
84 • Pedroncelli 2010 Dry Rosé of Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley $10.
Pale ruby pink color. Bright aromas of raisin bran cereal and white strawberries with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tart leafy apple and pomegranate granita finish. (tasted on May-09-2011)
83 • Almaden NV Mountain, White Zinfandel, California $8/1.5 L.
Platinum pink color with an indigo cast. Amorphous berry ice cream and faint barnyard hay aromas with a soft, fruity sweet light body and a tangy blueberry-lemon sorbet finish. (tasted on May-09-2011)
83 • Glen Ellen 2009 Zinfandel Rosé, California $6. Best Buy.
Silvery pink color. Candied aromas of bubblegum ice cream, grape popsicles and rice crispy treats with a soft, fruity sweet light body and a brisk, berry Pez and apple sauce finish. (tasted on May-09-2011)
82 • Martha Clara Vineyard 2009 "Five-O" Rosé, North Fork of Long Island $17.99.
Pale bright ruby color. Slightly sulfury aromas of struck matches, toasty cedar, white chocolate, and dried berries with a dry, somewhat shapeless light-to-medium body and a tart cranberry, parchment and peat moss finish. (tasted on May-09-2011)
81 • Heritage 2010 Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain $16.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Bright crimson color. Fruity wild forest berry and spicy pickled tomato aromas with a bone dry, rather flat medium body and a sunflower oil, lemon pepper, crushed flower, and dusty earth accented finish. Different. (tasted on May-09-2011)