Rioja Rosado

VARIETALS

15% Garnacha

80% Tempranillo

5% Garnacha Blanca

APPELLATION

Rioja, Spain

 

Rioja Rosado

A youthful expression of the traditional Tempranillo and Garnacha blend. Aromas of fresh strawberries and raspberries are accented by hints of licorice and rose petal. It is fresh and well balanced, with generous, clean red berry flavors and mild tannins. Vinified in the Sangrado style in stainless steel, the wine is left in contact with the skins for a brief period to achieve a beautiful rose color. Enjoy young for maximum fruit expression.

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2016

Wine Spectator - 89 pts

Lithe and energetic, this dry rosé delivers tart cherry, raspberry, leafy and blood orange flavors, with juicy acidity and a touch of tannins. This is built for food.

T. Matthews, July 2017

2014

Vinous - 87 pts

Orange-pink. Ripe red berries and orange zest on the nose, with a subtle floral nuance in the background. Smooth and broad in the mouth but with a slight dullness to its red fruit flavors. Finishes with a warm raspberry note.

J. Raynolds, November 2015

Wine Enthusiast - 85 pts

This rusty colored Rosado is flat and neutral on the nose. In the mouth, it’s full but also flabby, while slightly bitter stone-fruit and melon flavors finish long but with a lashing of bitterness and burn.

M. Schachner, June 2016

Wine Spectator - 88 pts

A deep color, noticeable tannins and firm acidity give this rosé the character of a light red. A bold style.

2013

Wine & Spirits - 88 pts, Best Buy

A tangy young rosé, this has the crunch of cherry skin and the fragrance of rosewater and pink grapefruit. There’s a touch of bitterness in the finish, like a cherry pit or a strawberry leaf, enough to stand up to jamón ibérico.

J. Greene, December 2014

Wine Enthusiast - 89 pts

Compact berry and plum aromas set up a solid, nice palate with nectarine and raspberry flavors. This is very drinkable and easy-going; the finish is propped up by core acidity.

M. Schachner, October 2014

2011

Wine Spectator - 86 pts

Very dark in color, this dry rosé has light tannins and firm acidity, giving it a solid structure to carry the cherry and black cherry flavors, with notes of smoke and herbs. More a food wine than an aperitif. Drink now through 2014.

T. Matthews, Web Only 2012

2010

Wine Advocate - 88 pts

The 2010 Rosado is a blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Garnacha raised in stainless steel. It exhibits an inviting perfume of cherry blossom, strawberry, and raspberry leading to a flavorful, round, savory Rose that will provide enjoyment over the next 12-18 months.

J. Miller, June 2011

Wine Spectator - 87 pts

This dry rosé offers expressive flavors of bitter cherry, dark chocolate and fresh herbs, with a firm core of acidity and a solid structure. A good food wine. Drink now through 2013.

T. Matthews, Web Only 2011

2009

Wine Advocate - 87 pts

The 2009 Rosado is a blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha with aromas of cherry blossom, strawberry, and rhubarb. Crisp, dry, and savory on the palate, it has lively acidity, good balance, and a refreshing finish.

J. Miller, June 2010