Category Archives: Rosé

Sonoma State Sensory Evaluation Workshop

Staying ahead of flaws in the cellar and quantifying perceptual differences and consumer preferences are critical to a winery’s bottom line.  Following our return from New Zealand, Sonoma State’s Wine Business Institute will partner with VESTA to again offer this … Continue reading

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Robert Hall Rose 2010

Robert Hall, Paso Robles, Hall Ranch, Rose de Robles 2010 Don Brady truly captures the essence of fresh red fruit in the nose of this wine – very fresh. In the mouth you’ll find the body of rose from the … Continue reading

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Rose 2009

I was riffling through my wines today and spotted that I had left a few bottles of pink wine undrunk from the summer stash – time to get cracking! Villa Wolf, Pfalz, Pinot Noir, Rose 2009 The aromatics are muted … Continue reading

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Laurent-Perrier Rose

Laurent-Perrier, Champagne, Brut, Cuvee Rose nv I’ve always admired the expression of fruit in this rose, making it one of my favorites from Champagne. The latest bottling does not disappoint, featuring a medley of cherries, strawberries and a nice thread … Continue reading

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Lucia Lucy 2009

Lucia Vineyards & Winery, Santa Lucia Highlands, Lucy, Rose of Pinot Noir 2008 This deeply colored Pinot rose has the scent of strawberries and raspberries – very fresh indeed. In the mouth the fruit continues to shine with a creamy, … Continue reading

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Haut-Colombier Bordeaux Clairet 2009

Chateau Haut-Colombier, Bordeaux Clairet 2009 This is a deeply-colored rose, approaching what you see in some Pinot Noir and Sangiovese. In the nose the fruit shines through with some earthy notes as well. In the mouth it is fruity and … Continue reading

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Goldeneye Vin Gris 2009

Goldeneye, Anderson Valley, Vin Gris of Pinot Noir 2009 The nose features fresh strawberries. On the palate there is a creamy mouthfeel, a silky texture, with a thickness not often found in rose – very nice. The wine is made … Continue reading

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Foppiano Rose 2009

Foppiano, Russian River Valley, Estate Bottled, Rose 2009 The nose features flowers, candied red fruits and a bit of bubble gum. In the mouth the fruit shows nicely, the acidity is mild and the palate is broad. It is reminiscent … Continue reading

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Pinot Noir Rose 2009

Domaine Charles Audoin, Marsannay Rose 2009 The nose features stone fruits and minerality, with a bit of earthiness and a whiff of a dairy note. In the mouth there is an austerity and a bit of warmth and grip. Drink … Continue reading

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Rose 2009 from Mordoree and Ojai

This flight is a great comparison of two different approaches to rose, one with rapier-like acidity and the other with a broad and weighty mouthfeel. The Ojai Vineyard, California, Rose 2009 This rose shows an expression of citrus and cherries … Continue reading

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