Quick Pour: Labor Day Rosé Selections

Chateau Lafayette Reneau Pinot Noir Rose 2014
88 Chateau Lafayette Reneau Pinot Noir Rose 2014
(Finger Lakes AVA, New York, USA)

Light salmon color and uber floral aromatics prepare you for the palate consisting of strawberry fruit running wild until off mid palate as it finishes with watermelon, crisp, clean and balanced acidity.

Price: <$20
ABV: 13%

87 Groundworks (Sans Liege) Grenache Rose 2013
(Paso Robles AVA, California, USA)

Raspberry and rose petal aromas give way to its raspberry and strawberry driven palate while adding floral nuances towards mid-back palate. An excellent dry rose with red berry driven qualities highlighted by nuances of rose petals from start to finish.

Price: <$16
ABV: 13%

87 Boxwood Winery Rose 2013
(Middleburg AVA, Virginia, USA)

This gorgeous faint pink rose boasts citrus peel with hints of pepper on the nose and leads to a bone dry wine with hints of rose water, strawberry, cranberry and grapefruit. The finish is dry and clean with strawberry juice left behind coating the palate.

Price: $19
ABV: 13.5%

86 Jacuzzi Vineyards Rosato di Sangiovese 2013
(Sonoma Coast, California, USA)

Gorgeous salmon pink hue with rose water and citrus qualities driving from the nose to the palate as it finishes with bright acidity.

Price: $18
ABV: 14.5%

85 Ingleside Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rose 2013
(Washington Birthplace AVA, Virginia, USA)

Aromatic showing almost pure red in coloration, this wine features a bouquet of red berry running rampant with notes of strawberry, cassis, cranberry and nuances of smooth vanilla finishing clean, crisp and off dry with faint strawberry left coating the palate. Overall, a fresh and enjoyable sipper.

Price: $19.95
ABV: 12.5%

83 Ingleside Vineyards Rosato di Sangiovese 2014
(Washington Birthplace AVA, Virginia, USA)

Fresh and fragrant bearing soothing red fruit and frozen strawberry, this dark pink colored wine tapers mid palate mixing with hints of rose water and finishing off-dry with a hint of sweetness.

Price: $19.95
ABV: 12.7%

83Scribe Winery Pinot Noir Rose 2014
(Sonoma County, California, USA)

Beautiful floral rose and strawberry aromas while the palate shows bone dry sour citrus, menthol and floral nuances. It finishes very dry with a menthol freshness and tapers off extra crisp and clean.

Price: $23
ABV: 12%

 

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