Posts Tagged Rose

2016 Tongue Dancer Rosé of Pinot Noir, Putnam Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

A brilliant neon orange/salmon color in the glass. Made in the classic French saigné style from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, this rosé exhibits a steely first sniff, unfolding in the mouth to reveal flavors of cantaloupe and tart strawberry. At... Read more

2015 Pedroncelli Dry Rosé of Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

Transparent in the glass, with a light neon coral tint. First and foremost – this… is… not… white… zinfandel! Those expecting several percent of residual sugar will be sadly disappointed (the .4% sugar present is not noticeable on the... Read more

2014 Pedroncelli Dry Rosé of Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

In the glass, a brilliant, pale rose coral color with glints of orange. This is not your mom’s white Zinfandel. Fully dry and made with premium Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel grapes, this rosé shows delicate aromas of rose petal, clove, red cherry... Read more

2014 MacPhail Rosé of Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Winemaker James MacPhail is a certifiable Pinot nut. He makes a dozen different lots of Pinot Noir and more every vintage. Even so, he has a soft spot for well-crafted rosé, especially when made from the Pinot Noir grape. Drawing from the many... Read more

NV J Vineyards and Winery Brut Rosé, Russian River Valley

This sparkler sports a brilliant salmon hue, with a persistent, fine mousse. The fruit-driven nose exhibits ample red berry and cherry aromas, along with citrus, cream and sweet bread notes. It is lively on the palate, where fresh raspberries come... Read more

2013 MacPhail Rosé of Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Pale Salmon in color. The initial scents of sweet strawberries lead to rounded, deeper red berry flavors, a hint of watermelon, and an elusive impression of red cherry that pops up now and then. There is a rounded mouth impression, as much the fruit... Read more

2013 J Vineyards Vin Gris, Russian River Valley

So many rosés are blasé — but not this one, crafted from Pinot Noir grapes grown in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. Brilliant salmon in hue, it offers aromas of buttery strawberry compote, apple, tropical fruit and a hint of earthiness.... Read more

2013 Pedroncelli Dry Rosé of Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

Transparent neon pink coral hue. Focused warm aromas waft from the glass, delivering cream-tinged red cherry and strawberry fruits and tropical fruits. On the palate, dried cherry is highlighted, with a plump juiciness that begs for the next sip.... Read more

2012 Matthiasson Rose, Napa Valley

Matthiasson has quickly emerged as one of the most exciting talents in California, producing minimalist wines that combine the elegance of the Old World with the intensity of the New. Focused and delicious, this rose offers up a seductive, subtle... Read more

NV J Brut Rosé, Russian River Valley

Brilliant light salmon color, with a persistent, finely beaded mousse. A blend of two-thirds Pinot Noir and one-third Chardonnay. Initial aromas of green apple, raspberry, and strawberry lead to an earthier bready underpinning. In the mouth, a note... Read more