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Make Way for Rosé

May has arrived! Those dark, stormy, wintry days have hung around long enough, they WILL go away! If the weather is refusing to cooperate, maybe we can help spring out by drinking great rosé anyway! It’s really never too early to get into the rosé spirit.

Here is the pre-summer Top-10 Best Rosé List!

1) 2016 Tranche Pink Pape Estate Rosé Blackrock Vineyard Yakima Valley ($14.99)

“Pale salmon in color with a light pink hue. Delicate aromas of rose petal, white peach and honeydew, with lifted notes of sweet pink grapefruit and lemon peel. The wine falls effortlessly onto the palate as light mountain berry and stone fruit flavors combine with fresh citrus qualities and a crushed river rock minerality. Driving acidity provides excellent focus and direction, drawing out the palate to a lingering, mouthwatering finish. A blend of Grenache, Counoise and Cinsault.”

2) 2016 Domaine Eugene Carrel Jongieux Rosé de Savoie France ($12.99)

“This is a Rosé of exceptional freshness and expressive flavors which derive from the unique blend of native grapes. The wine displays pure and intense flavors and aromas of black cherry, strawberry, wild flowers and minerals.” –Winemaker notes.

3) 2016 Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé Pfalz Germany ($11.19)

“Ernest Loosen has taken over the historic J.L. Wolf estate. The Pfalz is a very warm and sunny region, often called ‘the Tuscany of Germany,’ so all of the Pinot varieties do well here. The Rosé is a true rosé, made with a brief maceration. The resulting wine is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish.” –Winery notes.