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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

The First Rosés of Spring
April 19, 2017



2016 Pesquie Cotes de Ventoux; Aroma: Clean pretty rather fresh lightly herbal floral fresh; Mouth: Clean firm rounded, of a piece, fleshy; Very Good Plus 14.99; Mixed Case, 13.49; Case, 12.74

2015 By.Ott Cotes de Provence; Color: pale salmon tan; Aroma: fresh rounded , lightly mineral, pretty forward, elegant, sour citrus cherry; Mouth: fresh mineral, fruity finely delineated,  broad cherry strawberry, with underlying mineral, finishes crisp; Very Good Plus15.99; Mixed Case, 14.39;  Case, 13.59

2016 Marisco Pinot Noir Rose The Ned; Color: light pinkish, orange; Aroma: crisp, rather flinty, rayher clean, lightly floral, pretty; Mouth: fruity, pretty rich, nice sweet citrus, pretty Pinot a direct acid line, very long sweet acid finish; Very Good Plus 13.99; Mixed Case, 12.59; Case, 11.89

2016 Iby Blaufrankisch Rose; Color: Light; Aroma: Clean fresh light  clean herbal; Mouth: Juicy very fresh clean bright sweet and lively; Very Good Plus 15.99; Mixed Case, 14.39; Case, 13.59

2016 Argiolas Serralori Rosato   16.99; Mixed Case, 15.29; Case, 14.44

2016 La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova:  Salmon pink with light orange reflections. Flavors and aromas of ripe peach, flowers , spice and chalky minerality. Flavorful, crisp and clean.  Very Good to Excellent  18.99; Mixed Case, 17.09; Case, 16.14


4-18 Rose Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $166

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