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Swirl, Sniff, Sip: Rosé

rose-wine

Raspberry. Strawberry. Cherry. Melon. Crisp. Fruity. Light. Dry.

If you love those flavors and taste sensations, then this summer is a great time to try a nice chilled bottle of Rosé.

Created from the delicate crush of red grapes that are allowed to sit in their juice just long enough to obtain that delicate red color, grape skins are then removed prior to fermentation and depending on the grape– Cabernet, Malbec, Pinot, Syrah–a wine with a passionate following is born.

It’s best to drink a Rosé when it’s young, so within a year or two. And Rosé is affordable ranging in price from $8-$20 and pairs well with fish, seafood, pork, chicken, cheese, Mexican and Thai food.

I would do just about anything for you, so I’ve been conducting a rolling taste test this summer (tough job, I know) to find Rosé that I could recommend confidently to you.

Here’s my list of quality Rosé that’s readily available everywhere. Enjoy!

Argyle Dundee Hills Brut Rosé 2007 ($45)
Azur Rosé 2010 ($26)
Casa Nuestra Dry Rosado 2009 ($23)
Domaine Bruno Clair Marsannay Rosé 2007 ($22)
Dunstan Rosé 2010 ($24)
Iron Horse Rosé de Pinot Noir 2008 ($20)
Jack Wines Grenache Rosé 2009 ($20)
La Crema Pinot Noir Rosé 2009 ($20)
Lorenza Rosé 2010 ($20)
Lucien-Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rosé ($20)
Marilyn Remarks Rosé de Saignee 2008 ($22)
Veuve Fourny& Fils Premier Cru Rosé ($20)
Xavier Flouret Rosé ($20)

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