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A Good Rose

Tal Jul 14, 2006 08:07 PM

I had a bottle of Il Mimo Rose Wine at Lupa that was delicioso! Found a wine store that sells it too- 83rd and Columbus Ave. Looking for suggestions for something similar and just as inexpensive. Yum. Rose in the summer time.

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    bogie Jul 14, 2006 10:58 PM

    Torres Rosado from Spain is very tasty and cheap. Should be well under $10 anywhere.

    1. MMRuth Jul 16, 2006 01:37 PM

      Check out this thread on roses - http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

      The thread on summer wines also discusses some roses, I believe. I've been drinking the Muga rose lately.

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      1. re: MMRuth
        kenito799 Jul 17, 2006 01:27 PM

        This weekend at the beach we compared Muga to Gran Feudo and liked the Muga a lot more, it was drier, more refershing.
        We also tried Red Car's Think Pink Syrah Rose which tasted good but had too much alcohol (14.5%!)

      2. waitress Jul 16, 2006 01:42 PM

        Sofia Rose from Coppola--- made with pinot noir grapes..

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          rtmonty Jul 16, 2006 05:26 PM

          We really like Vin Gris from Sinskey, a pinot based Rose. In the past couple of years a number of Napa wineries have started doing Rose's. Almost all are very good, dry, not sweet. We had one yesterday based on Merlot and it was pretty darn good. Plus, most are very inexpensive, under $20 or even less.

          1. Melanie Wong Jul 16, 2006 06:09 PM

            The 2005 Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Gris de Gris was the highlight of a Bastille Day lunch. I believe it's made with Mourvedre and Grenache. It's imported to the US by Kermit Lynch in Berkeley. I've been drinking this for about 8 years now and always look forward to the release of the new vintage. The 2005 is very good.

            Cafe Claude lunch -

            1. warrenr Jul 16, 2006 07:08 PM

              I like the Muga, Sinskey, and Fontsainte roses a lot, but I think the closest I've had to the Il Mimo (a nebbiolo I believe) are Contini from Sardegna and Torre di Beati (sp?) from Abruzzi. Both should be well under $20 in a wine shop.

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                pizzapazza Jul 17, 2006 09:03 PM

                We had Serralori Rosato from Argiolas (the great Sardinian producer) yesterday at Otto. Really good.

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                  BaronessCore Jul 18, 2006 05:21 PM

                  I also like Vin Gris de Cigare from Bonny Doon - not expensive and a lovely deep color. Also try the rose from The Red Bicyclette.

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                    carswell Jul 18, 2006 05:29 PM

                    The Vin Gris de Cigare is one of my perennial favourites, too, though the 2005 is not quite up to snuff. Not only does it lack vibrancy, it has an enormous problem with tartrate crystals forming (harmless but unaesthetic and alarming to many potential buyers). As a result, the wine, which normally flies off the shelves here in Quebec, has been a slow seller this year.

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                    Kirk Jul 18, 2006 10:45 PM

                    If you can find a rosé from Spain's D.O. Cigales, I highly recommend you try one.

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                      Missmoo Aug 1, 2006 08:37 PM

                      I just had a bottle of Soter Rose from Oregon, that was really good.

                      1. Melanie Wong Aug 1, 2006 11:42 PM

                        With so much interest in rosé wines, thought this group would be interested in the report on RAP's (Rose Avengers & Producers) recent "Pink Out" tasting in San Francisco.


                        Also there's a new book out called _Extremely Pale Rosé_ by Jamie Ivey,

                        It's a food/wine/travel adventure about the quest for the palest rosé wine in France. I haven't read it yet, but friends have recommended it. I hope some of you will enjoy it this summer with a glass of your favorite pink and report back.

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