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We continue our series focusing on high quality wines, with wide distribution, that can be found for $20 or less. This week, since we’re in the middle of summer, here are some rockin’ rosé wines that are sure to please your palate and wallet, alike.

Rodney Strong 2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir

Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Russian River Valley, Ca

Price: 15-20

Tasting Notes:

A bouquet of berries, peach, and citrus peal greets the senses. Nice strawberry, cherry, and citrus flavors come forth on the palate, accented by minerals suggestions. A bright acidity and balance of flavors make this a very nice Rosé.

Rating: 90

Josh 2016 Rosé

Grape(s): 89% Barbera, 6%Muscat, 5% Syrah

Region: California

Price: 10-15

Tasting Notes:

Lychee fruit, strawberries, and oranges are accented by floral elements on the nose. Lively flavors of tropical and citrus fruits are carried by a fresh acidity on the palate. A bit atypical for a Rosé, but still quite tasty.

Rating: 90

 

Domaine La Fond 2016 Roc-Epine

Grape(s): Grenache, Cinsault, & Syrah

Region: Provence, France

Price: 15-20

Tasting Notes:

A wealth of pomegranates, raspberries, and watermelon comes up on the nose. Fairly round on the palate, it delivers flavors of bright red berries, melon, and pomegranate, along with a few floral accents. Appealing fruit and a lovely acidity make this a ideal Rosé to pair with food. BBQ shrimp would work nicely.

Rating: 90

Joel Gott 2016 Rosé

Grape(s): 98% Grenache,1% Cinsault, & 1% Counoise

Region: Central Coast, California

Price: 10-15

Tasting Notes:

Lots of lovely berry notes and passion fruit mingle together on the nose. Strawberries,watermelon, and passion fruit flavors play with elements of spring flowers on the palate. Nice fruit and a balanced acidity make this a lovely choice for your next picnic.

Rating: 90