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Drinking pink wine is becoming more acceptable by the day, as the White Zinfandel stigma fades and first-rate winemakers jump on the bandwagon. Rosé has always been a popular wine in Europe and their wines from Provence and Tavel in France and Navarra in Spain are still the standard. There has been an upswing in production over the last decade by those making Rhone-style wines in the New World to add a rosé to their portfolios. Generally, they are made from Grenache or Syrah and sometimes a combination of both and fermented dry. The darker the color the riper the flavors. At their basic level, they all share notes of bright red fruit, usually strawberry, but depending on the grape and technique used, deeper more complex flavors of spice and earth can also be found. These aren't wines to be taken seriously, just ones meant to be enjoyed for their simple, fruity pleasure. They also aren't meant to be aged (trust me), so when you buy it, chill it and drink it. (P.S. I prefer mine on the darker/more robust/fruitier end of the color/flavor spectrum which is reflected in my scoring.)


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spacer.gif2011 Brooks Winery Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley, ORRATING: ***
spacer.gif2011 Domaine Drouhin Edition Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley, ORRATING: **
spacer.gif2011 Domaine Sainte Lucie MiP Rosé, Provence, FranceRATING: ***
spacer.gif2011 Bodegas Ochoa Garnacha Rosado, Navarra, SpainRATING: **
spacer.gif2010 Brundlmayer Zweigelt Rosé, Niederosterreich, AustriaRATING: ***
spacer.gif2010 Charles & Charles Rosé of Syrah, Columbia Valley, WARATING: **
spacer.gif2010 Domaine Sainte Lucie MiP Rosé, Provence, FranceRATING: ***
spacer.gif2010 Don Jacobo Rosado, Rioja, SpainRATING: **
spacer.gif2010 Kogl "Mea Culps" Pinot Noir Rosé, Podravje, SloveniaRATING: **
spacer.gif2010 L'Aventure Cote-a-Cote Rosé, Paso Robles, CARATING: ****
spacer.gif2009 Ampelos Cellars Rosé of Syrah, Santa Barbara, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2009 Cass Winery Oasis Rosé, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2009 Charles & Charles Syrah Rosé, Columbia Valley, WARATING: **
spacer.gif2009 Chateau de Trinquevedel Traditional Cuvée Rosé, Tavel, FranceRATING: ***
spacer.gif2009 Domaine du Gros Noré Rosé, Bandol, FranceRATING: ****
spacer.gif2009 Domaine Saint Peyre Syrah Rosé, Languedoc, FranceRATING: **
spacer.gif2009 Grey Stack Cellars Rosé, Paso Robles, CARATING: ***
spacer.gif2009 Mas Carlot Tradition Rosé, Costières-de-Nimes, FranceRATING: **
spacer.gif2009 Tercero Wines Rosé, Santa Barbara, CARATING: ***
spacer.gif2008 Anglim Winery Rosé, Paso Robles, CARATING: ***
spacer.gif2008 Beckmen Vineyards Grenache Rosé, Santa Barbara, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2008 Cass Winery Oasis Rosé, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2008 Chateau D'Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé, Provence, FranceRATING: **
spacer.gif2008 Chateau de Campuget Rosé, Costières-de-Nimes, FranceRATING: **
spacer.gif2008 Chateau Guiot Rosé, Costières-de-Nimes, FranceRATING: **
spacer.gif2008 Domaine Houchart Rosé, Cotes de Provence, FranceRATING: **
spacer.gif2008 Domaine Sainte-Eugenie Rosé, Corbières, FranceRATING: **
spacer.gif2008 Enkidu Wines Syrah Rosé, Sonoma, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2008 Halter Ranch Vineyards GSM Rosé, Paso Robles, CARATING: ***
spacer.gif2008 Mas Carlot Tradition Rosé, Costières-de-Nimes, FranceRATING: **
spacer.gif2008 Chateau Mourgues du Gres Fleur d'Eglantine Rosé, Costières-de-Nimes, FranceRATING: **
spacer.gif2008 Sobon Estate Reserve Rosé, Sierra Foothills, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2008 Starr Ranch Vineyard Grenache Rosé, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2007 Blair Fox Cellars Grenache Rosé, Santa Barbara, CARATING: ***
spacer.gif2007 Bodegas San Pedro Apóstol Campellares Rosado, Rioja, SpainRATING: *
spacer.gif2007 Cave de Tavel "Lauzeraies" Rosé, Tavel, FranceRATING: ***
spacer.gif2007 Domaine de l'Hortus Pic St. Loup Rosé de Saignée, Coteaux-du-Languedoc, FranceRATING: *
spacer.gif2007 Domaine de La Petite Cassagne Rosé, Costières-de-Nimes, FranceRATING: ***
spacer.gif2007 Domaine La Genestière Cuvée Raphael, Tavel, FranceRATING: **
spacer.gif2007 Domaine La Rocalière Cuvée Classique Rosé, Tavel, FranceRATING: **
spacer.gif2007 Domaine les Aphillanthes "Les Galets" Rosé, Cotes du Rhone, FranceRATING: *
spacer.gif2007 Halter Ranch Vineyards GSM Rosé, Paso Robles, CARATING: ***
spacer.gif2007 Las Rocas de San Alejandro Rosado, Calatayud, SpainRATING: **
spacer.gif2007 Mas Carlot Rosé, Vin du Pays D'Oc, FranceRATING: ***
spacer.gif2007 Mas des Bressades Rosé, Costières-de-Nimes, FranceRATING: **
spacer.gif2007 Ortman Family Vineyard Syrah Rosé, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2007 Tapeña Rosé, Tierra de Castilla, SpainRATING: **
spacer.gif2007 Tercero Wines Rosé, Santa Barbara, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2007 Vie Winery Belle-Amie Rosé, Santa Barbara, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2007 Villa Creek Cellars Rosé, Paso Robles, CARATING: *
spacer.gif2007 Vines on the Marycrest Sumemertime Rosé, Paso Robles, CARATING: ***
spacer.gif2006 Arroyo Robles Syrah Rosé, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2006 Buttonwood Farm Winery Syrah Rosé, Santa Barbara, CARATING: *
spacer.gif2006 Crios de Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec Mendoza, ArgentinaRATING: **
spacer.gif2006 L'Aventure Winery Syrah/Cab Rosé, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2006 Margerum Grenache Rosé, Santa Barbara, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2006 Chateau Mourgues du Gres Les Galets Rosés, Costières-de-Nimes, FranceRATING: ***
spacer.gif2006 Vina Robles Winery Roseum, Paso Robles, CARATING: ***
spacer.gif2005 Alma Rosa Vin Gris, El Jabali Vineyard, Santa Barbara, CARATING: *
spacer.gif2005 Fiddlehead Cellars, Pink Fiddle Santa Barbara, CARATING: ***



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**** Outstanding | *** Delicious | ** Enjoyable | * Drinkable
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