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90 • Adirondack Winery NV Berry Blush, American $13.95. Best Buy.
Pretty pale garnet nickel color. Inviting aromas and flavors of raspberry cream pie and cherry gelato with an off-dry medium body and a pure, sweet fruit and meringue finish. A little simple and sweet, but very pure and delicious. (tasted on Sep-16-2013)
90 • Ledson 2012 Pinot Rosé, Sonoma County $18. Best Buy.
Pale pink silver color with a faint copper cast. Toasty strawberry pie and praline aroma with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a tangy dried sour apple and apple accented finish. A nicely restrained and reserved Old World styled rosé that will be nice at the table. (tasted on Sep-06-2013)
89 • Les Hauts de Lagarde 2012 Rosé, Bordeaux ABC $11.99. Best Buy. Organically Grown Grapes
Pretty salmon orange color. Mineral lead aromas reveal a layer of strawberry and cherry fruit with a dryish medium body and a nicely structured finish with a hint of forest floor leaves. An excellent rose for sipping or the table. (tasted on Sep-05-2013)
89 • Ledson 2012 Zinfandel Rosé, Sonoma County $18.
Pretty brassy salmon color. Aromas and flavors of cherry tart and wild strawberry with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a mellow, peppered melon and spice accented finish. Nicely balanced and artfully restrained. (tasted on Sep-17-2013)
87 • Biltmore Estate NV White Zinfandel, American $9.99. Best Buy.
Pretty silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of cherry-berry jam on nut toast with a soft, fruity, light-to-medium body and a tangy, melon and spiced apple accented finish. A refreshing sipper. (tasted on Sep-16-2013)
87 • Tess Winery NV Red & White Blend, Napa Valley $20.
Ruby color with a fading rim. Aromas of cherry creme brulee and coconut macaroon with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a drying nut and earth finish with chewy tannins. Not a rosé at all, but a nice lighter-styled red for the table. (tasted on Sep-06-2013)
86 • Culitos 2012 Rosé, Central Valley $9. Best Buy.
Pale scarlet color. Aromas of strawberry sauce and pound cake with a fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tangy honeyed citrus, apple, and melon accented finish. A nice off-dry rosé. (tasted on Sep-19-2013)
86 • Rex Goliath NV Pink Pinot Grigio, American $8.99. Best Buy.
Pretty pink silver color. Aromas of wild strawberries and melon drizzled with balsamic with a soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy, apple sauce finish. A tasty, fruity rosé. (tasted on Sep-06-2013)
86 • Barefoot NV White Zinfandel, California $6.99. Best Buy.
Silvery pink color. Bright aromas of strawberry sorbet and pickled watermelon with a soft, very fruity light-to-medium body and long, watermelon and lemon hard candy finish. Pretty sweet and confected, but a nice off-dry patio wine choice. (tasted on Sep-06-2013)
85 • Glenora 2012 Pinot Noir Rosé, Finger Lakes $13.99.
Salmon color with a copper cast on the rim. Subtle aromas and flavors of cherry cider, praline, and putty with supple, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and juicy, apple and mineral accented finish. (tasted on Sep-16-2013)
84 • Mirza Ghalib 2012 Rosé, Vin de Pays d'Oc $14.99.
Copper with notes of pale strawberry red. Aromas of grilled strawberries, papaya, pomegranate and dusty red apples with a hint of heirloom tomato. Palate is dry and flat without enough fruit, acid or sweetness to bring the aromas to life. (tasted on Sep-06-2013)
84 • Vertvs 2012 Rosé, Utiel Requena $9.99. Organically Grown Grapes
Cherry red with a fuchsia rim. Aromas of crushed red cherries, wild strawberries, lingonberries, raspberries and sweet plums. Dry with strawberry and boysenberry flavors. Simple, straight forward finish. (tasted on Sep-18-2013)
84 • Gallo Family Vineyards NV White Zinfandel, California $4.99. Best Buy.
Salmon nickel gray color. Mild aromas of watermelon and strawberry ices with a crisp, fruity light body and tangy lime candy and melon rind finish. (tasted on Sep-06-2013)
84 • Johnson Estate NV Estate Grown, Chautauqua Blush, Lake Erie $8.99.
Light scarlet pink color. Aromas of wild strawberries, creme fraiche, and forest floor with a soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tangy, honeyed apple and cherry pit finish with lots of earthiness and fruit tannins. (tasted on Sep-16-2013)
83 • Tarantas 2012 Rosé, Utiel Requena $9.99. Organically Grown Grapes
Bright Cherry red with a fuchsia rim. Aromas of cherries, strawberries, plums and watermelon. Simple Cherry, plum flavors. Pleasant picnic wine. (tasted on Sep-18-2013)
81 • Domino 2012 Pink Moscato, Mendoza $7.49.|Find-a-Wine|
Pale copper hue with steely edges. Sweet aromas of candied cherries, strawberry pie and strawberry candy. Sweet and simple, on the verge of cloying. Lacks acidity for enjoyable sipping and refreshment. (tasted on Sep-05-2013)