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May 11, 2014 08:55 PM

Rose wine I should seek out for the long hot summer.

In California I believe it's going to be a long hot summer.Sugggestions for a dry rose I should look for around twenty bucks to have on those hot days. I'm a newbie to rose. Inspired by the house wine thread. Thanks

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  1. Here are the one's I'll be drinking this summer.

    Blackbird Vineyards "Arriviste"
    Badenhorst "Secatuers"
    Birichino "Old Vines"
    Ogier "Heritages" Cotes du Rhone
    Curtis Winery "Heritage"

    It is only a coincidence, rather than an inordinate love of the word, that two of the roses I really like right now have "heritage(s)" in the name. Same goes for wineries that have names starting with B. Also, there is some RS in a couple of these wines but nothing above would be considered anything other than dry.


    1. I LOVE Apothic Rose! It's not too sweet or dry and is perfect chilled or room temp.

      1. Here -- in RANDOM order -- are my "traditional" favorites that I seek out year after year . . .

        Domaine de la Mordorée Côtes du Rhône Rosé
        Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel (more pricey, but I always get a few for special occasions!)
        Château de Ségriès Côtes du Rhône Rosé
        Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence Rosé

        Muga Rioja Rosado

        Donkey & Goat Vin Gris de Grenache
        Edmunds St. John Bone-Jolly Gamay Noir Rosé
        Arnot-Roberts Touriga Nacional Rosé (when/if I can find it)

        . . . to name but a few.

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        1. re: zin1953

          Two more:

          Ameztoi Txakolina Rubentis Rosé

          Peyrassol Commanderie de Peyrassol Côtes de Provence Rosé

          1. re: zin1953

            An old memory of unexpected find -- a Third Growth ! Rose' de Calon. Are you aware of any recent Bordeaux saignee's ?

          2. re: zin1953

            Heartily second the Mas de Gourgonnier and the Muga Rosado; would add a Corbieres Vin Gris from Domaine Fonsainte, a Ciro Rosato from Librandi, and a Guigal CdR Rose. From NY, a Wolffler Long Island Rose. Almost any Bergerac or Cotes Frontonnais rose will also be good values, too.

            1. re: bob96

              OMG, how could I have forgotten the Gris de Gris from Fonsainte????

          3. Bonny Doon has a Mouvedre based Rose out now called Rose Ave. Finished a bottle this weekend and really love it. $18 or so.

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            1. re: budnball

              I live about 10 miles from Bonny Doon. Will have to try that one thanks.

              1. re: emglow101

                Please do try their "Vin Gris de Cigare"! It's one of my fav CA Rosés.

              2. re: budnball

                Yes, but keep in mind that Rose Ave. is a "DEWN" release, rather than a board market one. Vin Gris de Cigare is still Randall's "main" rosé.

                1. re: zin1953

                  Didn't realize but yes you are correct. I guess that means only sold at the tasting room, which is a pain to get to in Davenport.

                  1. re: budnball

                    Unless you live about 10 miles form Bonny Doon . . . ;^)

                    1. re: budnball

                      If necessary you can buy it online. But there are lots fo terrific roses out there, not to worry.

                      1. re: bob96

                        yeah, I was just bitchin about the added drive from the "wine ghetto" area around Swift in Santa Cruz. I'm a club member but i drive to pick up and the extra miles are a pain sometimes. it adds an hour to my trip from San Jose.

                2. If you can find it, a Vin des Sables from the Camargue. For me, a perfect summer rose'. This is a quaffing, not a swirl and spit wine.