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90 • Heitz 2009 Grignolino Rosé, Napa Valley$18.50. Organically Grown Grapes
Pretty electric pink fuschia color. Effusive aromas of passionfruit, cherry jam and watermelon ice follow through on a robust entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with very good depth and a hint of bubblegum dust. Finishes with a tart kumquat and guava finish. Very tasty and vibrant, without being too fruity sweet. (tasted on Apr-19-2010)
89 • Alexander Valley Vineyards 2009 Dry Rosé of Sangiovese, Alexander Valley $14. Best Buy.
Pale ruby color with a silver cast. Aromas of brambly wild strawberries, cough syrup, and dried flowers and citrus follow through on a racy entry to a very tangy dry-yet-fruity medium body with borderline nervous acidity and a tart citrus, talc and berry skin finish. A very zesty food wine to pair with spicy sushi and grilled shrimp. (tasted on Apr-29-2010)
88 • Bonterra 2008 Rosé, Mendocino $13.99. Best Buy. Organically Grown Grapes-Certified Organic-Demeter Certified
Pale reddish pink color with a gray cast. Delicately spicy aromas of strawberry, cherry yogurt, subtle licorice and honey follow through on a crisp entry to a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with tangy citrusy acidity and a citrus pulp and talc accented finish. A very nice table rose. (tasted on Apr-19-2010)
88 • Desert Wind 2009 Dry, Rosé, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley $15. Best Buy.
Pale salmon red color. Aromas of cherry cobbler and strawberry yogurt follow through on a soft entry to a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with good depth and tangy sweet citrus and cantaloupe kissed finish. Tasty. (tasted on May-10-2010)
87 • Don Ernesto 2009 "Vin Gris", Rosé, Napa Valley $15. Best Buy.
Bright ruby color with a violet cast. Bold aromas of toasted coconut and cherry cobbler follow through on a round entry to a dryish medium body with good depth and tangy, tangerine pith and oak spice finish. A fun, oaky style. (tasted on Apr-19-2010)
87 • Lynfred NV Rosé, American $12. Best Buy.
Burnished ruby amber color. Aromas of raspberry and cherry butter, tomato mustard, and coconut oil follow through on a round entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with tangy citrus and pink peppercorn notes on the zesty, drying finish. A nice food wine. (tasted on Apr-29-2010)
86 • Robert Hall Winery 2008 Hall Ranch, Rosé de Robles, Paso Robles $14.99. Best Buy. Sustainability in Practice Certified
Pale crimson salmon color. Aromas of toasty angel food cake crust, strawberries, and creme Anglaise follow through on a round entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with rather savory berry and fig chutney notes. Finishes with crisp, melon, citrus, and white pepper accents. (tasted on Apr-19-2010)
85 • Barefoot NV White Zinfandel, California $5.99. Best Buy.
Pretty silvery salmon color. Floral and fruity strawberry coulis on angel food cake and orange gelato aromas follow through on a soft entry to a fruity sweet light-to-medium body with a tangy nectarine and citrus finish. A tasty, fruity quaffer. (tasted on Apr-29-2010)
85 • Corbett Canyon NV White Zinfandel, American $7.99/1.5 L.
Pale silvery salmon color. Aromas of strawberry and cherry soufflé follow through on a soft, silky entry to a very fruity light-to-medium body with a nice hint of peach and tangerine. Finishes with tangy, lightly pithy fade. Pleasant. (tasted on Apr-29-2010)
83 • Pecan NV Blush, New Mexico $9.99.
Pretty silvery pink color. Cherry bubblegum and watermelon taffy aromas follow through on a brisk entry to a sweet and cloying light body with a distinctive strawberry custard danish note. Finishes with a quick, candied fade. (tasted on May-10-2010)
83 • Glen Ellen 2009 Zinfandel Rosé, California $9.99/1.5 L.
Pale silvery pink color. Mild berries on the grass aromas follow through on a soft entry to a dryish light body with tangy cherry meat and pit notes on the gentle, drying finish. (tasted on Apr-29-2010)
81 • Pedroncelli 2009 Dry Rosé of Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley $10.
Pale scarlet color. Curious aromas of singed rice krispie treat, matchstick, and baked cherries follow through on a brisk entry to a dry light-to-medium body with sour melon rind and cherry pit notes and a pithy, drying finish. (tasted on Apr-19-2010)
81 • Oak Leaf NV White Zinfandel, California $3.|Find-a-Wine|
Glimmering silver pink color. Leafy white strawberry and whipped cream aromas follow through on a brisk entry to a dry light body with little fruit or texture. Finishes with a touch of tangy dried citrus and parchment. (tasted on Apr-29-2010)