Posts Tagged Rose

2009 Laetitia Brut Rosé, Arroyo Grande Valley

The color is a pale bronzed orange, showing a persistent thread of medium-bead bubbles. Deep aromas of toast, terroir, and fleshy cherry fruit lead to a creamy, mouth-filling impression on the palate. Plump and lush for a sparkling wine, it... Read more

2012 Librandi Ciro Rosato, Calabria, Italy

To be sure, this is the first time I've seen or sampled a wine made from 100 percent Gaglioppo grape. It finds its home in the Calabrian region of Italy, which likewise is not always the first that comes to mind when one thinks of that country's... Read more

2012 Gustafson Rosé of Syrah, Heritage Tree Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley

Brilliant pale pink carnation color. Aromas of fresh watermelon and cherry lead to tart cherry flavors that stay through to the finish. In the mouth, the wine is dry, showing crisp acidity. Clean and balanced, this is an excellent example of New... Read more

2012 Mill Creek Santa Rosa Rosé, V. 2012, Dry Creek Valley

Bright neon pink, with glints of light orange. A citrus-blossom floral quality leads to moderate, butter-kissed red berry fruit aromas. The wine is round in the mouth, clean and balanced, although there is a bit of heat at the finish (the alcohol is... Read more

2012 Pedroncelli Rosé of Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

Brilliant neon salmon in color, with glints of copper. Moderate aromas of fleshy red berries mix with a sweet note of cream soda. The red berry fruits become fleshier in the mouth, picking up cherry and plum notes. There is a hint of earthiness at... Read more

2012 Chateau de Sours Rosé, Bordeaux

Light pink color with shadings of copper. The seductive nose shows white chocolate laced with haunting whiffs of raspberry and other red fruits. There’s a plump fruit sweetness upon entry to the palate, gracefully trailing off to a dry finish that... Read more

2012 Vina Robles ‘Roseum,’ Huerhuero Vineyard, Paso Robles

Brilliant transparent neon coral color. Initial aromas of banana essence and apple peel lead to a deeper scent of just-ripe strawberry and a sharp note of pomegranate. The fresh red fruits explode across the palate, with a crisp acidity that leaves... Read more

2011 Serragghia Fanino Catarratto e Pignatello, Pantelleria, Italy

Psst! Hipster wine geeks! Look here! Made from old vines on a virtually unknown island near Sicily? Check. Vinified in clay amphorae, the old way? Check. Entirely natural? Check. Impossibly strange? Check, double check, triple... Read more

2010 Macari Vineyards Rosé, North Fork of Long Island

Imagine a classic red Bordeaux blend, only made in a rosé style. Imagine no longer. A solid base of Merlot is joined by a healthy dollop of Cabernet Franc and smaller portions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec — only instead of deep purple/red in... Read more

2011 Frank Cornelissen ‘Susucaru 4,’ Mt. Etna, Sicily, Italy

Frank Cornelissen makes the kind of wine I adore -- and other people frequently (and quite literally) turn their noses up at. Cornelissen's wines, vinified from a combination of white and red grapes that grow on the side of the volcano, are not... Read more