Top 100 Wines: Rosé

Balletto Vineyards & Winery
2014 Russian River Valley Rosé of Pinot NoirRose of pinot noir
$18
Fresh strawberry aromas and flavors dominate this very fruity wine, which also has bright citrus and spice notes, finishing soft and juicy. Best of Show Rosé, North Coast Wine Challenge. (LM)

Charles Heintz Vineyards
Russian River Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir
$19
A lovely wine with juicy strawberry and watermelon aromas and flavors, and with a gentle citrus tang. It’s crisp and refreshing enough for
sipping on a warm afternoon or evening, and also has a subtle tannic bite that makes it a fine partner with food. (LM)

Kokokomo winery pauline's vineyardkomo Winery
Pauline’s Vineyard Dry Creek Valley
Grenache Rosé
$24
A consistent favorite of Grenache-based rosé fans, this stainless steel-fermented wine has juicy strawberry and watermelon flavors, supported
by lithe texture and minerality. (VB)

 

Lynmar Estate
2014 Russian River Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir
$20
This crisply complex rosé is spring-like and fresh in pineapple and strawberry, a snapshot of dried herb on the back palate. Structured and
dry, it has enough body to stand up to a range of foods, and should be enjoyed accordingly. (VB)

pedroncelli dry rose of zinfandelPedroncelli Winery
2014 Dry Creek Valley Dry Rosé of Zinfandel
$12
With strawberry and cherry flavors that are lipsmacking yet remarkably dry (as in not sweet), this fun-to-drink wine shows Zinfandel’s spiciness and vibrant fruit flavor. It’s utterly delicious and a tremendous deal. (LM)

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