This Week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous

Welcome to this week's Vinous Top Ten! Each week we compile a list of top ten wines from the Vinous database that you need to add to your wine wish list. With all the various regions, producers, and grapes, no week will be the same! All of the wines listed in this feature are available for purchase on Banquet . This week's must-try wines are from Josh Raynolds’ article, 2019 Rosé Roundup . Enjoy an excerpt from his article and his notes for this week's top ten below! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ “Worldwide demand for Rosé, at all price levels, is at an all-time high. Sales have grown exponentially for the last six years, and even though some market pundits think the category is burning out, it just keeps accelerating. In many ways this is a good thing for wine lovers, as we are more spoiled for more choice than ever before. It’s a double-edged sword, however, because just as there are more high-quality pink wines available, there are also a growing number of mediocre, mass-production examples, mostly from factory-style producers looking to cash in on the trend. I hasten to add that most of those wines are simply boring, not bad. They’re well-made but are usually either dilute or on the confected side – often both. But truly awful Rosé is not easy to find these days if you’re spending more than, say, $10 a bottle.” --Josh Raynolds, 2019 Rosé Roundup, August 2019 1. 2018 Ameztoi Rubentis Getariako Txakolina 2. 2018 Bernard Baudry Rosé Chinon 3. 2018 Bieler Père & Fils Rosé Sabine 4. 2018 Bodegas Arrocal Rosado Rosa de Arrocal 5. 2018 Bonny Doon Vineyard Rosé Vin Gris de Cigare 6. 2018 Château Léoube Rosé Le Secret de Leoube 7. 2018 Domaine du Gros Noré Rosé Bandol 8. 2018 La Bastide Blanche Rosé Bandol 9. 2018 Schloss Gobelsburg Rosé Gobelsburger Cistercien 10. 2018 Yves Leccia Rosé Ile de Beauté

Ameztoi

Rubentis Getariako Txakolina Hondarrabi Beltza Hondarrabi Zuri Rosé Blend 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

Shimmering orange-pink. High-pitched red currant, strawberry, orange zest and a bright mineral element on the incisive nose. Lithe and penetrating on the palate, offering intense red berry and citrus fruit flavors that pick up a sexy floral quality as the wine stretches out. Delivers a solid punch of flavor but comes off lithe, betraying no excess fat and finishing very long and precise, with a lingering suggestion of bitter citrus pith. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2019) — a month ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Did I try this one? The one that had some carbonation too it

Château De Leoube

Secret de Léoube Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend 2018

Delectable Wine
9.3

Vivid salmon skin. Vibrant, mineral-accented red berry and pit fruit aromas, along with suggestions of orange pith and honeysuckle. Silky and energetic in the mouth, offering pliant raspberry, white peach and blood orange flavors and a hint of candied flowers. Powerful yet graceful in character, showing impressive energy and minerally thrust on an impressively long, sappy finish that leaves juicy red berry and pit fruit notes behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2019) — a month ago

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Schloss Gobelsburg

Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg Cistercien Rosé 2018

Delectable Wine
9.0

Limpid onion skin. Bright and sharply focused on the nose, displaying fresh strawberry, citrus pith and floral scents and a hint of minerality. Taut and light on its feet, featuring orange zest, pomegranate and honeysuckle flavors that show very good clarity and spicy cut. Closes taut and brisk, showing very good persistence and a repeating floral note. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2019) — a month ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

Glistening orange-pink. Vibrant, mineral-accented strawberry, cherry, pink grapefruit and floral scents are complemented by a spicy white pepper accent. Intense red berry and bitter orange pith flavors show sharp delineation and an appealingly light touch. Closes floral and long, displaying firm tension and resonating minerality. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2019) — a month ago

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Bonny Doon Vineyard

Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé Grenache Blend 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

Extremely pale pink. Incisive red berry and citrus pith qualities on the nose, along with suave floral, spice and mineral flourishes. Lithe and sharply focused on the palate, offering tangy strawberry, red currant and orange zest flavors and a touch of honeysuckle. Finishes dry and taut, with resonating florality and persistent red berry and mineral notes. This wine's blend of depth and finesse is pretty impressive, especially in light of its price. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2019) — a month ago

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La Bastide Blanche

Bandol Mourvèdre Blend Rosé 2018

Delectable Wine
9.2

Vivid orange-pink. Bright, minerally and focused on the highly perfumed nose, displaying fresh blood orange, strawberry and floral aromas that expand steadily with aeration. Energetic and chewy in the mouth, offering concentrated red berry, citrus fruit and honeysuckle flavors that show excellent depth and delineation. Closes taut and precise, displaying strong persistence and a resonating floral note. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2019) — a month ago

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Bieler Père et Fils

Sabine Aix en Provence Rosé Blend 2018

Delectable Wine
8.9

Pale orange-pink. Fresh citrus fruits and pungent flowers on the spice- and mineral-accented nose. Lithe and sharply focused on the palate, offering pink grapefruit and strawberry flavors that deepen on the back half. Closes taut and racy, with resonating red berry character and very good persistence. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2019) — a month ago

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Bodegas Arrocal

Rosa de Arrocal Ribera del Duero 2018

Delectable Wine
8.9

Vivid orange-pink. Assertive raspberry, cherry and candied rose scents reveal a hint of smokiness. Shows good depth to the juicy red fruit flavors, which turn deeper and spicier with aeration. The floral note repeats on a nicely persistent finish that shows good clarity and tangy cut. Made via direct pressing and in all stainless steel. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2019) — a month ago

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Domaine du Gros' Noré

Bandol Mourvedre Blend Rosé 2018

Delectable Wine
9.2

Vivid orange-pink. Blood orange, nectarine and red currant qualities on the expressive, mineral-driven nose. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering intense red berry and citrus pith flavors that slowly flesh out as the wine opens up. Shows excellent clarity and breadth on the very long, floral-tinged finish, which leaves a juicy pit fruit note behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2019) — a month ago

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Domaine d'E Croce (Yves Leccia)

Cuvée YL l'Île de Beauté Grenache-Nielluccio Rosé 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

Glistening onion skin. Incisive aromas of orange zest, red currant and pungent flowers; hints of honey and lavender emerge as the wine opens up. Silky and light on its feet, offering nervy red berry and citrus fruit flavors that deepen and spread out slowly with air. Lands a solid punch but comes off lithe and precise, delivering strong finishing cut and persistent florality. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2019) — a month ago

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