Yalumba Viognier 2016

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Yalumba
Varietal: Viognier
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: Australia
Appellation: Eden Valley
Retail Price: $19.99

Tasting Notes: Brilliantly crafted quality Viognier. This white entices with delicate floral and nectarine notes. On the palate, the wine is mouth-coating: citrus, pear and apple backed with ginger spice and white pepper with a slightly bitter finish, making this an excellent wine with a variety of foods. One of the most interesting viogniers on the market.

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The Hermit Crab White 2016

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The Hermit Crab
Varietal: White
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: Australia
Retail Price: $16

Tasting Notes: Viognier and marsanne have never tasted this good! Much like a young Chateauneuf du Pape, this lip-smacking, full-bodied white will do wonders for anything fried.

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Finca Decero, Remolinos Vineyard Malbec 2015

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Finca Decero, Remolinos Vineyard
Varietal: Malbec
Vintage: 2015
Country of Origin: Argentina
Retail Price: $17.99

Tasting Notes: This is an elegant, fresh style malbec. It exhibits bright, juicy cherry, plum and currant flavors, with an underlying ginger spice and integrated tannins.

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Day Owl Rosé 2016

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Day Owl
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: California
Retail Price: $19.99

Tasting Notes: What a hoot of a simple rosé! Primarily barbera-based with grenache, chenin, cinsault and syrah added for complexity. Very drinkable, with beautiful color, and sour-patch candy finish. Sourced from Madera, Paso Robles, and Central Coast fruit. A great value. 

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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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Decoy Rosé 2017

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Decoy
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: California
Retail Price: $25.99

Tasting Notes: Duckhorn never takes the easy route to their wines. This rosé is a perfect example of shared resources and talents from all their operations. Understated and elegant, with a complex blend of syrah, vermentino, carignan, and pinot noir. Muted spice, zesty effervescence, and great fruit aromatics.

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Kim Crawford Rosé 2017

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Kim Crawford
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Appellation: Hawkes Bay
Retail Price: $18.99

Tasting Notes: A vivacious and expressive rosé offers bright pops of tart fruit with a beautiful marriage of acidity. The energy and balance give it a wonderful finish. 

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