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92 • Peju Province 2007 Rosé of Syrah, Napa Valley $25. Sustainable Agriculture
Brilliant scarlet color with a silver cast. Ripe aromas of cherry pie and strawberry tart follow through on a round, supple entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with great depth and length. Finishes with a touch of buttery praline on the refreshing finish. Delicious flavor and great balance. (tasted on Mar-09-2009)
91 • Lynfred NV Rosé, American $12. Best Buy.
Deep crimson color. Vibrant aromas of baked cherry, bubble gum dust, and raspberry compote follow though on a round entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium body with rhubarb pie, sundried tomato, anise, and honey notes. Finishes with a long tangy cherry butter and spice fade. A delicious and vibrant rose that will shine with Asian duck dishes. (tasted on Mar-02-2009)
90 • Velocity 2007 "Velo" Malbec Rosé, Rogue Valley $15. Best Buy.
Salmon red color. Aromas of strawberries in cream with a touch of caramel and river stones follow through on a crisp entry to a dry light-to-medium body with tart apple and cherry skin notes. Finishes with a spicy, grilled citrus and mineral accented fade. A very nice dry and spicy rose reminiscent of a Provence. (tasted on Mar-02-2009)
90 • Heitz 2008 Grignolino, Rosé, St. Helena, Napa Valley. Organically Grown Grapes
Bright neon garnet color. Robust aromas of crushed cherries, acacia honey, and praline follow through on a round entry to a dryish medium body with roasted pepper, rhubarb and peppery spice notes. Finishes with a long, tangy pomegranate and bubblegum dust fade. Very nice. (tasted on Mar-16-2009)
89 • Peju Province 2007 "Pink", North Coast $22. Sustainable Agriculture
Salmon pink silver color. Watermelon, mint leaf and cherry aromas follow through on a soft, breezy entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium body with juicy ripe fruit and delicate citrus zest notes. Finishes with a refreshing, watermelon sorbet like tangy fade. (tasted on Mar-09-2009)
89 • Red Zeppelin Winery 2008 Pink Zeppelin, Paso Robles $17.
Bright scarlet purple color. Aromas of cashew butter, oat cereal, and and metal ore follow through on a round, soft entry to a dryish medium body with raspberry and delicate spice and mineral notes. Finishes with an apple accented fade. Nice. (tasted on Mar-16-2009)
88 • Biltmore Estate NV "Century Rosé", American $14.99. Best Buy.
Bright electric scarlet garnet color. Bright aromas of raspberries and strawberries follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with good depth and mineral and toast notes on the tangy watermelon and apple skin accented finish. Very nice; pair with Provence chicken or lamb. (tasted on Mar-16-2009)
87 • Frey NV Natural Rosé, Mendocino$9.50. Best Buy. Certified Organic
Pretty pink orange topaz color is reminiscent of Bandol. Interesting aromas of buckwheat pancakes with lingonberry syrup and honeyed rye toast follow through on a brisk, crisp entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with tart rhubarb, wild forest berry, and crabapple notes. Finishes dryly with spiced apple and verbena notes. Different and fun, pair with spicy rabbit dishes. (tasted on Mar-09-2009)
87 • Silver Mountain 2007 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Central Coast $17.
Pale scarlet color with a silver gray cast. Lightly spicy berry compote and praline aromas follow through on a soft, supple entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium body with good depth of fruit and tangy, lightly smoky grilled orange, melon, and pepper dust notes on the crisp finish. A (tasted on Mar-03-2009)
86 • Concannon 2008 Selected Vineyards "Righteously Rosé", Livermore Valley $12. Best Buy.
Deep salmon gray color. Aromas of honey, dried flowers, and dark cherries follow through on a soft, round entry to a dryish medium body with apple, chalk, butter cracker, and green peppercorn notes and a zippy finish. (tasted on Mar-16-2009)
86 • Pend d'Oreille NV Rosette De Syrah, Rosé, Washington $16.
Pale red orange color with a silver gray cast. Aromas of mocha pastry and strawberry coulis follow through on a soft, supple entry to a dryish medium body with good depth and a round, orange rind, green nectarine, and pepper accented fade. A nice dry wood aged rosé. (tasted on Mar-16-2009)
85 • Rotta Winery 2007 Zinfandel, Rosé, California $10. Best Buy.
Pretty silvery pink color. Aromas of very salty singed nuts, cranberry bog, and pewter follow through on a brisk, soft entry to a dryish light body with grape skin and praline notes. Finishes with a quick watermelon rind and cinder fade. (tasted on Mar-16-2009)
84 • Sakonnet 2007 Cabernet Franc Rosé, Southeastern New England $14.95.
Pale red pink color. Singed strawberry-rhubarb pie crust aromas follow through on a very soft entry to a dryish medium body with baked cranberry, charred nut, and browned apple notes. Finishes with a somewhat thin watery fade. (tasted on Mar-09-2009)
84 • St. Clair 2008 White Shiraz, New Mexico $10.
Bright garnet color with an amethyst cast. Aromas of sautéed red peppers, rhubarb, and pickling spices follow through on a round, slightly viscous entry to fruity-yet-dry medium body with strawberry fruit and granola bar and red grape skin notes. Finishes with a crisp, slightly dilute apple bobbing water accented fade. Interesting. (tasted on Mar-16-2009)
81 • Big House Wine Co. 2007 "Pink", California $9.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Lit match and deviled egg aromas follow through on a soft entry to a dryish light body with diluted, muddle fruit water flavors and a quick cherry lozenge fade. (tasted on Mar-02-2009)