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YEAR'S BEST US ROSÉS
NORT H C OA ST

carignan vines date to the 1930s and '40s.
And it's proof that when the vines are old
and planted in the right place, carignan can
produce astonishing wine. This one is floral,
with a pale salmon color and delicate muskiness that develops into all forms of citrus,
from grapefruit to lime pith, lemongrass and
Buddha's hand. It's an elegant, spicy rosé that
will hold your attention as you share a bottle, whether drinking it before dinner or with
poached prawns. (600 cases) -J.G.
512978

517002

92 | Easkoot

$24

2018 Marin County-Mendocino County
Temperance ^ This vin gris of pinot noir and
carignan is part of a project spearheaded by
Emily and Stephan Schindler of Winemonger
Imports. They work with Mark Pasternak,
who farms the pinot noir for this wine at the
Chileno Valley Vineyard on the Marin side of
the Petaluma Gap. Mike Duffy blends it with
carignan (25 percent) from 80-year-old vines
near Ukiah, allowing the grapes to ferment
spontaneously, turning out a bright and spicy
rosé with scents of the red blush on a peach,
of lemongrass and the sea air off Point Reyes.
It's a hearty rosé to pour with any fresh catch
this summer. -J.G.
516641

90 | Joseph Jewell

$24

2018 Humboldt County Ryan Vineyard
Rosé of Pinot Noir ^ Adrian Manspeaker
grew up in Humboldt County; now based
in Forestville, in Sonoma County, he continues to explore parcels of land to the north,
including Ryan Vineyard, along the eastern
branch of the Eel River, where he gets the
fruit for this savory and brisk rosé. It has
pinot's strawberry fruit with a rusticity that's
closer to gamay in its cranberry and dried
flower notes. Pour it with roast turkey. (300
cases) -J.G.
513467

90 | Ladera

$30

2017 Atlas Peak Rosé of Malbec ^ Combining the coolness of altitude and the warmth
of Napa Valley, this is a red-fruited rosé with
the sweet notes of raspberry ganache and
the soft, peppery acidity of grapefruit. Light,
stemmy tannins give it a formal structure; it's
ready to chill for prosciutto. (W&S 10/18; 110
cases) -J.G.

MENDOCINO
517130

93 | Trail Marker

$22

2018 Mendocino County Bartolomei
Vineyard Rosé of Carignan (Best Buy) ^
Drew Huffine makes this wine with fruit
from a vineyard east of Ukiah where the
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90 | Castello di Amorosa

$39

90 | Long Meadow Ranch

$25

2017 Anderson Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir
Morning Dew Ranch ^ This rosé has the flavor depth of good pinot noir, with refreshing pink-grapefruit flavors and dark, spicy
notes of star anise. It's clean and friendly, a
welcoming light red wine. Chill it for grilled
salmon. (W&S 10/18; 389 cases) -J.G.
516793

517026

90 | Williams Selyem

$26

2018 Russian River Valley Vin Gris of
Pinot Noir ^ This has the transparent red
color of grignolino, its deep pink depths
carrying scents of roses, hibiscus and salted
plum in a sturdy, structured vin gris. Target
its tart red fruit at chicken liver mousse. (187
cases) -J.G.

SIERRA FOOTHILLS

2018 Anderson Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir ^
This wine's straight-on flavors of cherry and
sweet blueberry feel a little blunt at first,
before air mellows them into a crisp and
refreshing, almost spritzy rosé. It's clean and
pretty, a wine to splash into a decanter for
spicy chorizo. (3,800 cases) -J.G.

SONOMA COUNTY

516599

90 | Skinner

$24

2018 El Dorado Rosé ^ This wine has the
prettiness and snap of fresh-harvested
cherries, with lift and a mildly firm grip; for
gravlax and dill. (668 cases) -P.J.C

OREGON
516808
517207

91 | Ferrari-Carano

$15

2018 Sonoma County Dry Sangiovese
Rosé (Best Buy) ^ This friendly wine captures
sangiovese with all its frisky energy. The
flavors are spicy, with tomato-skin briskness
and light red fruit that lasts. The color is
vibrant-one taster described it as the yelloworange of a Honeycrisp apple, another as
translucent black-cherry skin. Give it a chill
and serve with pizza. -J.G.
517043

90 | Hartford Court

$30

2018 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Rosé ^
Pale pink in color, dusty-rose-and-boldcherry in scent, this is a rich rosé with some
coriander notes that lend it the spiciness to
match tête de cochon or cured pork sausages.
(400 cases) -J.G.

87 | Cloudveil

$15

86 | Erath

$14

2018 Oregon Rosé (Best Buy) ^ Juicy and
fresh, this smells and tastes like crushed cherries, with a mildly creamy texture.
516805
2018 Oregon Pinot Noir Rosé (Best Buy) ^
This is chewy and round, balancing its sweet
strawberry scents with grainy, wheaty flavors.
For a barbecue.


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