Bieler Pere & Fils, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence (France) "Sabine" Rosé 2018 ($13): Grenache is dominant in this fresh, crisp, clean rose from Provence, providing fruit lift on the palate and an inviting red-fruit nose. Pale in color, the Bieler ‘Sabine’ doesn’t disappoint in flavor. With excellent length on the palate and a lingering finish, it has more oomph than any number of more expensive rosé wines from the region.
90 Robert Whitley May 21, 2019
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Domaine les Hautes Cances, Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne (Rhône Valley, France) Cuvée Vielles Vignes 2013 ($25, Vintage ’59 Imports): Succulent and lip-smacking, this robust Rhône charmer delivers a burst of fruit and spice to the palate, plus a long and firm finish. The estate was founded by the current owners’ grandparents in the 1890s, and the vines are organically raised (though not certified). Folks, this delicious wine is a bargain!
93 Marguerite Thomas May 21, 2019
Ferraton Pere & Fil, Cotes du Rhone (Rhône Valley, France) “Samorens" Rosé 2018 ($14, Sera Wine Imports): A savory rosé that combines an element of grilled peach with the more expected strawberry, lemon and white pepper characteristics. It’s on the viscous side of the rosé spectrum, with a cleansing acidic pop at the end that keeps things going. Salads or mild appetizers will pair well.
88 Rich Cook May 21, 2019
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