Gregory Dal Piaz

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Roses in July

2. Chateau d'Aqueria Tavel Rose (2011)

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Average price: $19.99 from 9 stores
Smells like Grenache all strawberry toned with subtle floral and herb notes and just a hint of candied/jammy cherry to it. Pretty powerful in the mouth, very upright and a bit dense with solid strawberry and light herb flavors. This is still in fine shape, somewhat assertive for a rose, this has a gentle hint of tannin still  and earthy depth of flavor on the backend though the finish is lightening up and is a bit short. A rich rose, less refreshing than some but ready to share your table. 90pts
 
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  • 1038385Catherine Gourmet how do you expect anybody to buy this wine????? If it is in fact too old and stinky, and sour, why even talk about this wine???


  • 1307971Linda Murfin We've been drinking a Nages rose' from France. It is a Grenache/Syrah blend. It's about $12 in Charlotte. It has a very good balance from the up-front fruit all the way through the long finish. It's not too dry but just right for sipping by itself or along with a meal. I like it with a boneless pork rib cut that we put on the BBQ.


  • 103234Mern Wow, you didn't hit on any of our favorites! Mourchon Cotes du Rhone Villages, Laphran-Veyrolles Bandol, Abiouness Nates Rose, Miner Rosato, Fisher Unity, Lasseter Enjoue or Tablas Creek! Now that we have a pool in our backyard this is our favorite thing to share with friends and is perfect with barbecue!


  • 1308265mg39 One of the most satisfying roses I've ever had was last year's Sangiovese from Alexander Valley Vineyards.It was the house rose at one of DC's top Italian restaurants last year, beating out numerous Italian rosado contenders. I haven't found the 2012 version yet, but I'm looking. This year I've been very impressed by a rose using Bordeaux varietals from Kapascandy in Napa.


  • 1308399TyRunning06 Selby Winery Rose' of Syrah! DELICIOUS! :)


  • 1087271Brian Brenner Domaine Bellevue 2012 Touraine


  • 1151855Courtnay Lowell Messes Basses, Triennes, AVV rose of Sangiovese, Robert Hall rose de Robles, Gazela vihno verde rose, Castillo de Ama rosato, Ch Bonnet....



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