Dominique Lafon Blanc Chardonnay 2016

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Dominique Lafon Blanc
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: France
Appellation: Bourgogne
Retail Price: $49.99

Tasting Notes: A stunning example of chardonnay! From the yogurt lees and chalky aromatics on the nose, laced with green apple, kumquat, key lime and Meyer lemon on the palate. This wine delivers a racing acidity that refreshes and ensures you want another sip.

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Chateau de Beaucastel Red 2015

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Chateau de Beaucastel
Varietal: Blend
Vintage: 2015
Country of Origin: France
Appellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Retail Price: $85

Tasting Notes: What an amazing wine! Opens up with red fruit on the nose, hints of spice, star anise and a slight floral aroma. On the palate it confirms these flavors and the addition of blackberries, mineral and slightly dried fruits start to evolve with each sip. The balance of tannin-to-acid really creates a wonderfully long finish, and lifts the aromas of this wine to the very end.

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Milou Rosé 2017

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Milou
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: France
Retail Price: $9.99

Tasting Notes: Possibly the best rosé value of the year! Aromas of fresh raspberry, strawberry and watermelon are backed up by a zippy acidity and minerality.

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Landun Chusclan Reserve de la Saurine Rosé 2017

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Landun Chusclan
Fanciful Name: Reserve de la Saurine
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: France
Retail Price: $9

Tasting Notes: Pours a pale pink color. Clean fresh floral nose. Very bright and fruity. Perfect summer poolside sipper. Light and refreshing. Great to pair with a nice light salad with grilled salmon or chicken.

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Chevalier de Lafoux Sainte Anne Rosé 2017

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Chevalier de Lafoux Sainte Anne
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: France
Retail Price: $14.99

Tasting Notes: The bright zesty mouth-feel and energetic texture are evident in this classic Provence rosé. Subtle strawberry and peach on the nose and palate are restrained and elegant — especially on the finish.

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Rare Vineyards 2017

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Rare Vineyards
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: France
Retail Price: $13

Tasting Notes: Quite a remarkable value. Light on its feet with nice tension and super-fresh bright-red berry flavors. Lingers clean and long.

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Ripaille Rosé Provence Rosé 2017

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Ripaille Rosé Provence
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: France
Retail Price: $18

Tasting Notes: The pale rose color leads to hints of white flowers on the nose. The palate is vivid and quite complex with strawberry, peach and an underlying salinity we love. Really nice grip and texture across the mid-palate. Very nicely done.

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Chapelle St Victor Rosé 2017

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Chapelle St Victor
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: France
Appellation: Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence
Retail Price: $18

Tasting Notes: Beautifully crafted and refreshingly crisp, bright and juicy. The palate is nicely dry with strawberry, peach, sea breeze and spice notes that are fresh, fresh, fresh. This vintage shows remarkable freshness and complexity.

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Tendance Caladoc Rosé 2017

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Tendance Caladoc Rosé
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: France
Retail Price: $14.99

Tasting Notes: The nose and palate both are laced with peach and strawberry notes. More complex fruit notes than your standard Provence wine, this Caladoc crossing of Grenache and Malbec) is a bright, elegant approachable rose.

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Rosegraphite Rosé 2017

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Rosegraphite
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: France
Retail Price: $16.99

Tasting Notes: All zest and raspberry here, this rosé has some power to it. The initial flavors of red fruits subside to a citrus laser-like acidity that just so happens to be clean and refreshing. They might have a modern label but this is a classic Provence — fun wine.

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