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Terra Blanca Arch Terrace Rose 2016

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We purchased this bottle from the Terra Blanca tasting room in Washington.

Terra Blanca Website, $18

Vivino Raiting 


Aaron:  This is great!  The strong red nose of grapefruit and pomegranate makes for a nice summer wine while the mellow, smooth flavor is very refreshing.  It was a bit more tart than I expected, but not super acidic and very full.  I found this to be appealing while still being complex which was unexpected.  91 (94 for a rose) points

Teri: I enjoy rose wines, but hardly purchase them for myself. Every once in a while there is a rose which comes along that is flavorful, easy-drinking, and full enough to makes me what to purchase some to take home. This is one of those bottles. The nose is a light hint of citrus and strawberry but the flavor is extremely full of cherry, watermelon and a hint of herbs at the end. Easy drinking and highly enjoyable. This one could be enjoyed at any time as a stand-alone wine or with food. 91 points

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House Wine Rose (Can)

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House Wine Website

Total Wine & More, $4.79

BevMo, $6.99


Teri: Saw this at my local supermarket and thought, ‘hey…what the heck. Let’s check out this wine in a can.” As you can tell, I enjoy this one at the beach. Easy drinking (even straight from the can). Strawberry and little mineral flavors. Very easy drinking and a hint of sweetness. Nothing great but nothing turned me off to it either. I give it a thumbs up for a rose out of a ‘can’ especially for all those places you don’t want (or need) to carry a full bottle.  88 points

La Vieille Ferme Recolte 2015

La Vieille Ferme Website

Purchased from World Market, $9.99


Aaron: Red fruit and lots of leather make the smell punch you in the face.   Spiny roses and thorns weren’t my favorite but were rounded out with honey.  88 points

Teri: This wine has an oaky-blackberry nose with a round mouth feel. Overall, mineral flavors were prominent along with the taste of leather, celery and cranberry soaked oak with pepper. This bottle is good for those who like their wine to have more mineral flavor with less fruit. Semi dry with mild but noticeable tannins. 88 points

 

Cava Finca La Pintada Brut Rose NV

Cava Finca La PintadaSplash Wines, $19.95 (non-member price)


Aaron:  The nose on this brut was dark, organic cherries and the flavor was very very (VERY) dry.  Some mildly tart raspberries and root veggies combined with a hint of grapefruit and bing cherry.  89 points 

Teri: This is a dry sparkling wine but still has notable flavors and a quality finish. After the cranberry-strawberry nose, I tasted flavors of dried strawberries then lingering raw Spanish peanut. This bottle is refreshing and good for many occasions but not my personal favorite. 87 points 

 

Veuve Du Vernay Brut Rose

Veuve Du Vernay Brut RosePurchased from a local supermarket (Kroger), $11.99

The Wine Shop, $8.99

Featured on SF Weekly 


Aaron: This has a rich flavor for a rose sparkling.  The nose is tingly and floral while the palate experiences red berries and tomatoes.  This is sweet but almost bitter at mid swallow and followed by some vegetable tastes.  This was as strange as it sounds, but it was actually pretty good.  90 points

Teri: Want to try something different? Go for a sparkling rose. Slightly fuller than a sparkling white, but unique flavors from the red vs. white grape. This bottle smelled of baked apples and flavors of crisp mulberry with red apple and dried strawberry. It also had a longer finish than most sparkling wines but still felt crisp and clean. There was also a unique veggie flavor component (perhaps tomato) to the wine adding to it’s unique flavors. 89 points