Mon, 06-Jul-2015

2015 Rosé Roundup

With so many new Rosé wines arriving in the Dallas market, our review process has taken longer than usual.
More details will be posted soon. Remember, you should be looking for 2014 vintage Rosés for Summer drinking (we've seen a few local sales with 2012 and 2013 wines). While some older vintages will be just fine (notably Tavel and Bandol), most Rosés are meant to be quaffed within a year of release.

For now, a quick list of some of our favorites this year:

2014 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel ($16-$30, depending on appellation & vineyard. Stunning and delicious.)
2014 Château de Cornemps Bordeaux Rosé ($15, Cabernet-based, richer style with big berry colors and flavors)
2014 Il Poggione Rosato di Toscana ($18, Italian and 100% Sangiovese, food-friendly, and a nice change from Southern France)
2014 Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Rosé ($10 or less, not as nice as previous vintages, but almost always a great value)
2014 Tempier Bandol (Expensive, but almost always outstanding)

And, we just received word that Domaines Ott is back in Dallas (Pogo's, probably Sigel's, and others). This one is almost always delicious.