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Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rose 2017 Product #33021 (In Stock)
Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rose 2017 Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rose 2017

2017 brings a nice update to the label for Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rose and a bit of an upgrade to what is already one of our most popular pinks.  Nothing's changed about the wine growing or making. It’s equal parts Syrah and Carignan, grown and harvested fresh just for rosé.  After a few hours of fermentation, the juice is pressed off the black grape skins, giving it a just-right amount of color and structure while allowing the juice to retain all of its natural freshness and vibrancy.

The wine's a beautifully transparent salmon pink that sparkles in sunshine.  Aromas of fresh picked strawberries and crushed red fruits – raspberries and cherries – get a lift from floral accents and a hint of citrus rind.  In the mouth, it’s bright and crisp but also fleshy and rich, with loads of ripe berry fruit and just a touch of mineral. It fills your mouth with flavor and fun before the acids come up on the finish and make your mouth water, leaving you looking for a little bite to eat or another refreshing sip. “Berry” delicious!

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Usoa De Bagordi Rioja Rosado 2017 Product #33243 (In Stock)
Usoa De Bagordi Rioja Rosado 2017 Usoa De Bagordi Rioja Rosado 2017

If you think Spanish rose has to be dark, fat and a little syrupy, then you've got to try this beauty.  It's 100% Garnacha, picked while the acids are still fresh, allowed to soak on the skins for 18 hours and then pressed off for fermentation in tank. It's full of Sangria-like fruit - cherry, strawberry, green melon- and shows a creamy, round, texture in the middle. Then tart Granny Smith apple and a squeeze of lemony citrus clean things up on the dry, brisk, finish.  Very fun.

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Grande Courtade Rose l'Instant Pays D'oc 2017 Product #33048 (In Stock)

From rolling vineyards near the Languedoc city of Beziers, this is an utterly delightful blend of <b>organic</b> Cabernet Sauvignon with light splashes of Pinot Noir and Merlot.  A lovely coppery salmon color in the glass, it's loaded with crunchy strawberry, ripe cranberry, and a dash of orange zest that collectively deliver outstanding energy and drive.  Finishes emphatically dry and long.

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Dom Du Dragon Grande Cuvee Rose Cotes De Provence 2017 Product #33178 (In Stock)
Dom Du Dragon Grande Cuvee Rose Cotes De Provence 2017 Dom Du Dragon Grande Cuvee Rose Cotes De Provence 2017

Since the 2001 vintage first appeared in the store years ago, Dragon Rosé has been a consistent customer and staff favorite year after year.  The Lienard family tends about 50 acres of vines in Provence and makes this from Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache, and a nice dose of Rolle grown just for pink wine.  Grapes are grown specifically for rosé and are harvested at the perfect balance of fresh fruit and juicy acidity.  Once in the winery, they are lightly crushed and allowed to pick up a just right touch of pink color and red berry flavor before pressing and finishing fermentation in cool stainless steel tanks.

The 2017 edition is another winner, blending the ripeness of the 2015 and 2016 editions with a zesty, freshening, acidity.  Aromas and flavors of crushed raspberry and fresh strawberry gain complexity from a nice dash of Provencal herb and a wisp of sweet spice.  Starts tangy, broadens with nice richness, and then finishes crisp, refreshing, and dry with tart red berry and citrus pith lingering.  The interplay between rich ripeness and stony, dry, mouthwatering acidity is what we mean when we talk about “tension in wine.”  But if you prefer “Stupid Delicious,” we’re ok with that, too. This is what the pink wines of Provence are all about!

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Dom De Fontsainte Corbieres Rose Gris De Gris 2017 Product #33208 (In Stock)

Wow is this great - at once concentrated and lithe, with outstanding focus and vibrancy to the strawberry, raspberry, and blood orange aromas and flavors. As well as the Honeydew melon, red cherry, and watermelon one - there's a whole fruit basket here!  But also a touch of herb and plenty of refreshing zip that arrives late the pulls you back for more.  A direct press blend of 70% Grenache Gris plus Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, Carignan and Cinsault from a great estate in Corbieres, in the Languedoc. Definitely refreshing enough to drink solo, but you really should try it with something garlicky or even salmon.

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Dom D'eole Rose Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence 2017 Product #33235 (In Stock)
Dom D'eole Rose Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence 2017 Dom D'eole Rose Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence 2017

Organic Grapes!  Winemaker Matthias Wimmer and owner Christian Raimont grow this complex blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Grenache Blanc, Rolle, and Mourvedre with more care than most Chateauneuf (and yields more like fine Burgundy!).  The vineyards have been certified organic since 1996, yields are always 30 hectoliters/hectare or less, and grapes harvested by hand.  After a gentle crush and brief time on the skins to add just a pretty touch of color, each lot finishes fermentation in steel before blending for complexity and depth of flavor.

The wine is a lovely pale salmon and rose petal pink in the glass.  Give it a swirl, and you'll find the essence of ripe summer strawberry, juicy watermelon, and crunchy Rainier cherry fruit with subtle accents of crushed rose petal and garrigue.  Bright on entry, silky smooth on the mid-palate, and then bracingly fresh and dry and mineral-laced with bold flavors of ripe peach, red berries and Provençal herb.  Finishes long and fresh with pretty fruit and a hint of chamomile lingering.  This stylish, captivating, pink is wonderfully refreshing on its own but has enough structure to delight with salads, chicken, or grilled seafood.

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Ch Les Valentines Rose Cotes De Provence 2017 Product #33245 (In Stock)
Ch Les Valentines Rose Cotes De Provence 2017 Ch Les Valentines Rose Cotes De Provence 2017

Once again, simply the best rosé we’ll offer this year.  But brutal frosts in early spring meant that Gilles and Pascale Pons lost half their fruit at the season’s start.  What was left matured beautifully with remarkable purity and tension. As always, this blend of Grenache and Cinsault from 30 year-old vines in certified organic vineyards just a few miles inland from Saint Tropez offers both classic Provençal freshness and enough heft and body for amazing versatility at table.  But this year, it will be sold out all too soon.

The color here is a showstopper – such a delicate, shimmering, pale pink that it’s hard to believe there could be any weight or flavor at all.  Give it a sniff, though, and you’ll start to smile as you enjoy the generous aromas of spring strawberries, cherries, tangerine, spice and Provençal herb.  Take a sip, and your eyes will widen as this pale pink beauty fills your mouth with a rich, creamy, textured explosion of ripe currant, cherry, and lemon/lime fruit with savory accents of white pepper and crushed herb.  And, as the dry, mineral-laced, finish makes your mouth water, you’ll do the only reasonable thing – grab the glass for yet another sip.

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Montenidoli Canaiuolo Rosato Toscana 2017 Product #33317 (In Stock)
Montenidoli Canaiuolo Rosato Toscana 2017 Montenidoli Canaiuolo Rosato Toscana 2017

Before our note, here's how Elisabetta Fagiuoli writes about her lovely rose:  "A moment of happiness, far from whites and reds, from labels and conformity: It's the aperitif that opens lines of communication, it's the cup that assuages thirst, a moment of rest and relaxation, to celebrate a baptism, a first communion or a wedding. At Montenidoli, we've selected Canaiuolo, which has the perfumes of white grapes and the color of reds. It's pale rose pink, with the perfumes of the flowers that blossom in the woods in spring, while the calcareous fossil-rich soils offer rich savory flavors and a soft enveloping finish...The perfect aperitif, if possible in a Champagne flute. A delicately colored rosé with floral aromas, full soft flavors, and a savory finish."

After that, I got nothin’.  Except to say that this is crisp, crunchy, and mind-blowingly refreshing now and will get richer, deeper, and creamier over the next year or two.  To minimize sulfur use, this was allowed to retain a fair bit of natural CO2, so it's worth decanting or giving a big shake or two nown. Drink it with fresh veggies and cheeses from the farmers’ market in spring, pair it with salmon and poultry over summer, and make sure to have some held back for Thanksgiving dinner – 2018 or 2019, as you prefer. A deeply authentic, utterly delicious rose.

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Ch Puech Haut Rose Prestige 2017 Product #33182 (In Stock)
Ch Puech Haut Rose Prestige 2017 Ch Puech Haut Rose Prestige 2017

A delicious rose that's as pretty and satisfying in the frosted glass bottle as it is in your glass and mouth.  Grenache gives a fresh strawberry and raspberry fruit while Cinsault adds spice and herbal freshness.  Fun to sip, but built to shine at table with cheese, poultry and salmon! 

"The 2017 Prestige Rosé is another beautiful rosé from this estate. Spice, underbrush, cherries, citrus blossom and beautiful minerality all emerge from the glass and it’s rich, yet also fresh and crisp. It’s a food rosé to drink over the coming year. It’s a blend of 60/40 Grenache and Cinsault aged in tank."  Jeb Dunnuck 91 points

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Dom De La Mordoree Tavel Rose La Dame Rousse 2017 Product #33332 (In Stock)
Dom De La Mordoree Tavel Rose La Dame Rousse 2017 Dom De La Mordoree Tavel Rose La Dame Rousse 2017

As Robert Parker said, “If you haven't discovered, Mordorée continues to make some of the finest dry Rosés available anywhere in the world.”  The magic starts with 40 year-old plantings of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, and Mourvedre - the black grapes for color - and 5% each of Clairette and Bourboulenc - the white grapes for vivacity and freshness.  After harvest, the grapes are crushed and allowed to soak in their juice for 3-4 days to extract flavor and aroma and also a rich, dark, salmon color.

Like any great Tavel, this is more deep, intense, and seriously red wine-like than most rosés you’ve experienced.  Big aromas of ripe strawberries, roses, orange blossom and creamy framboise jump from the glass.  On the palate, its rich, mouthfilling, and creamy in texture with intense berry and floral flavors lifted by a pop of bright acidity and chalky mineral on the long, dry, lipsmacking, finish.  A serious rosé for a contemplative glass of wine on the back deck while the sun sets, or to wow your guests at your next warm-weather dinner party. And don’t forget to put away a few bottles for the holidays, because this is the answer to the age-old question of what to serve at Thanksgiving this year or for 2 or 3 years to come!

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Ch Peyrassol Commanderie Rose Cotes De Provence 2017 Product #33246 (In Stock)
Ch Peyrassol Commanderie Rose Cotes De Provence 2017 Ch Peyrassol Commanderie Rose Cotes De Provence 2017

Grapes have been harvested at this historic estate along the route of the Crusaders since 1256, way before Provençal rosé showed up in anyone’s Instagram feed. This estate’s flagship rosé has the traditional pale watermelon color from using the direct press method, and shows lovely aromas of melon and peach. Don’t let its pale color fool you - this rosé has enough structure and mouthwatering acidity to stand up to burgers and barbecue while still being a perfect standalone sipper.

"Potentially one of the top rosés of the vintage, the 2017 Cotes de Provence Rose Cuvee de la Commanderie was still on the lees when I tasted it at the beginning of March 2018. A blend of 45% Cinsault, 29% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 6% Rolle and 5% Mourvèdre, it's spicy and complex, with more weight and texture than most. Concentrated cinnamon, allspice and clove notes linger on the finish, more savory than fruity."Wine Advocate 90-92 points

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