Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: Rosé.

My First Time at Rhone Rangers

June 13th, 2017 | No Comments

I am excited for my first visit to Rhone Rangers in San Francisco's Presidio.

Beckmen 2013 Grenache Rosé

November 17th, 2014 | No Comments

Beckmen 2013 Grenache Rosé A wonderful coral color. It looks lovely in the fall sun in Los Olivos CA near Santa Barbara.  Hints of orange, assorted citrus and rose petals. Go figure. Rose in rosé. Not as fruity on the palate. Cleans the palate. Acid driven and pointed. Finishes heavier than it looks. Can hold […]

Helwig 2013 Rosé de Shenandoah

November 5th, 2014 | No Comments

Helwig 2013 Rosé de Shenandoah What a vibrant colored rosé. It just looks pretty and the nose is lively full of strawberries and green vines. Nice contrast. Quite a big blend. Starts pleasantly sweet. Expected. Acid structure twangs in the mid-palate and gets lively. Zingy. Finishes fun. As it fades, a sour tone prevails which almost […]

2011 Dcubed Zinfandel Rosé

August 21st, 2014 | No Comments

2011 Dcubed Zinfandel Rosé Napa Valley A pomegranate colored rosé. Such a cool looking bottle of wine. The nose is understated. Coy aromatics. Smells a bit of vineyard, tomato vines, small red varietal fruit and a hint of toast. You may have to get your nose wet to dig out the details. I needed help […]

Giovinazzo 2012 Barbera Bianca

August 13th, 2014 | No Comments

Giovinazzo 2012 Barbera Bianca An interesting rosé. My first time with Barbera Bianca. A dull earthy color. The aromatics are not forward. Starts sweet and emerges tart and acidic. A hint of syrup as it finishes. A slow lip smacking end. Tough price point. Retail: $25.00 http://estatecrush.com (K&S Rating: 3 of 6)  

2013 Three Wine Co. Rosé

June 30th, 2014 | No Comments

2013 Three Wine Company Rosé Hemp and cranberries in the nose.  The tart palate is surprising even though it doesn’t smell sweet. I should have known… it is Carignane after all. Green vines through the palate.  Herbs and minerals emerge in the finish. Retail: $16.00 http://threewinecompany.com/ (K&S Rating: 4 of 6) Winemaker Notes: “Our Carignane […]

Medlock Ames 2013 Rosé

June 18th, 2014 | No Comments

Medlock Ames 2013 Rosé A mostly Merlot rosé with a splash of Cab. Doesn’t have a sweet nose. Notes of a fall vegetable garden full of ripe fruit. Tomato leaf.  Soft acids and delicate strawberries greet your palate instantly with little, dabbles of sour. Not a long adventure on this one. Some fun acidity rides […]

Villa San-Juliette 2012 Rosé

June 3rd, 2014 | No Comments

Villa San-Juliette 2012 Rosé A rosé of Syrah. Cherries and olives makes the nose very interesting. Some tart red fruit will twang your tongue to keep you interested. Finishes wet and sweet. Reail: $19 http://www.villasanjuliette.com (K&S Rating: 4 of 6) Winemaker Notes: “This 2012 Rosé of Syrah is the heavier counterpart to our 2012 Rosé […]

D’Art 2013 White Barbera

May 26th, 2014 | No Comments

D’Art 2013 White Barbera A pink blush look to this juice.  Smells of the working vineyard. You almost expect a sweet nose from this pale rosé tint.  Once it hits your palate, you realize that this isn’t what you expected.  It gets sweet briefly and then snaps tart.  You palate is spun by the “dipsy […]

Harney Lane 2012 Rosé

May 24th, 2014 | No Comments

Harney Lane 2012 Rosé A pale rosé. A blend of Zin, Tempranillo and Petite Sirah. Smells floral and green. Not fruity like you might expect. Starts on the sides of your palate with a citrus squeeze. Long finish that gathers on your tongue over time. The acidity will dance around your mouth during the whole […]