Posts Tagged ‘rose’

2012 New York Rosé: Some Standouts, But Mostly Mediocrity

When I endeavored to write the New York Cork Report’s first-ever comprehensive vintage/style report, I deemed rosé the target. Rarely profound, mostly affordable and made by a wide array of New York wineries — it j...


What We Drank (July 24, 2013 Edition)

Todd Trzaskos: Alamos 2011 Malbec Yes, it’s a “big brand” wine. Yes, drinking Malbec is trendy. Yes, it’s inexpensive, and not a “special” wine. And Yes, it is good. I’m willing to bet that quite a few folks recog...


Announcing NYCR Tasting Reports: Starting with 2012 Rosé

One of my top goals for this website in 2013 is the addition of vintage and tasting reports that span regions for a variety of grapes or styles of wine. The idea of a comprehensive tasting (or tastings) for — say 2010 mer...


Bedell Cellars 2011 “TASTE” Rose

Rose isn’t relegated to spring and summer duty in my house. We drink it year round and as long as its dry (or nearly so depending on how balanced any residual sugar is), we’re usually pretty happy. I don’t exp...


Harvest 2012: Merlot for Rose at Paumanok Vineyards

Winemaker Kareem Massoud is going to send along some harvest data today (or perhaps he can just drop it into the comments below) but Paumanok Vineyards harvested 2012 merlot for rose yesterday.


Macari Vineyards 2011 Rose

Mostly a kitchen-sink saigniee, the Macari Vineyards 2011 Rose ($15) also has just over 10% steel-fermented chardonnay blended into it. Fruity aromas of watermelon, red cherry and peach dominate straightforward nose. Medium-lig...


Shinn Estate Vineyards 2011 Rose

Simple aromas of watermelon and strawberry seem to fade on the palate, which lacks fruit, particularly for the amount of skin and seed tannin here. Though fresh, with nice acidity, it seems bitter and unbalanced. Better with f...


What We Drank: July 17, 2012

This week’s ‘What We Drank’ is short, but delicious. This is what some of our editors and contributors have been drinking…   Tracy Weiss:  Domaine Ricard Touraine 2011 Le P’tit Rosé There’s n...


Wolffer Estate Vineyards 2011 Rose

Wolffer Estate Vineyards and winemaker Roman Roth are known for producing some of the East Coast’s best chardonnay and merlot. But it is this wine, the Wolffer Estate Vineyards 2011 Rose ($16), that is probably the winery...


Rosé Means Dry? In the Finger Lakes, a New Idea Gains Momentum

Finger Lakes winemaker Vinny Aliperti is taking on Shakespeare, whether he knows it or not. It was The Bard who famously wrote, in Romeo & Juliet, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” It was his typi...