Pine Ridge Chenin-Viognier White 2016

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Pine Ridge Chenin-Viognier
Varietal: White
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: California
Appellation: Napa Valley
Retail Price: $13

Tasting Notes: A go-to party wine. Great balance of ripe pear and apple with a touch of citrus. Easy drinking dryness without a lot of acidity. Great with apps, salads, shrimp, marinated herring and grilled asparagus.

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Vista Red Blend Red

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Vista Red Blend
Varietal: Blend
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: California
Appellation: Atlas Peak Napa Valley
Retail Price: $12.99

Tasting Notes: The nose screams dark chocolate and fresh blue fruits. The palate coats your mouth with black and blue fruits. The dusty minerality rounds out the medium finish on the wine. I don’t know how a $12.99 wine from Atlas Peak AVA exist, but I’m glad it does. This is hands down the deal of the year.

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Apothic Rosé

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Apothic
Varietal: Rosé
Country of Origin: California
Retail Price: $10.99

Tasting Notes: A fresh and fruity approach to rosé, with hints melon and berry fruit. The soft and pretty berry flavors give way to an airy tartness with a clean finish. This would be a great summertime cocktail wine. 

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Cupcake Rosé

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Cupcake
Varietal: Rosé
Country of Origin: California
Retail Price: $10.99

Tasting Notes: This rosé offers wonderful flavors of raspberry and strawberry with a subtle hint of cranberry. The gentle texture and balance of fruit and acidity make this a wonderful pairing with a wide variety of food options.

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Underwood Rosé 2017

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Underwood
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: Oregon
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Retail Price: $6.99

Tasting Notes: Fresh and fruity with peach and watermelon on the palate. The short finish makes this quaffable and great for outdoor activities. 375-ml can.

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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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Pallas Rosé 2017

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Pallas
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: Spain
Retail Price: $11.99

Tasting Notes: Rose petals and strawberry on the nose, but the strawberries take over on the palate from start to finish. Fruit-forward and a silky soft round character define this wine as a standout among its price-point peers.

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Vivanco Rosé 2016

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Vivanco
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: Spain
Retail Price: $12

Tasting Notes: A lush blend of tempranillo and garnacha. Brillant deep pink, with hints of cherry and raspberry. A real buy which pairs with just about everything.

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Boschendal The Rose Garden Rosé 2017

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Boschendal
Fanciful Name: The Rose Garden
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: South Africa
Appellation: Western Cape
Retail Price: $14

Tasting Notes: Raspberry, cranberry and red cherry aromas are the hallmarks of this delicate rosé, with wild berry flavors on the palate and a hint of spice adding complexity to the finely textured finish.

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