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 2020 Rosé-a-Rama . Enjoy an excerpt from his article and his notes for this week's top ten below! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ “The 2020 Rosé season has started, but definitely not at the frenetic pace of the last several years. The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has put a damper on demand for all wines, and even the ever-popular pink versions aren’t immune to market realities.” --Josh Raynolds, 2020 Rosé-a-Rama, June 2020 1. Apolloni Vineyards 2019 Rosé Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2. Bodegas Olivares 2019 Rosado Finca Hoya de Santa Ana Jumilla 3. Château de Pibarnon 2019 Rosé Bandol 4. Château des Bormettes 2019 Rosé L'Argentière Côtes de Provence 5. Château Mourgues du Grès 2019 Rosé Fleur d'Eglantine Costières de Nîmes 6. Hecht & Bannier 2019 Rosé Côtes de Provence 7. Jean-Maurice Raffault 2019 Rosé Chinon 8. Mas de Gourgonnier 2019 Rosé Les Baux de Provence 9. Olga Raffault 2019 Rosé Chinon 10. Triennes 2019 Rosé Méditerranée

Apolloni

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

Delectable Wine
9.0

Bright orange-pink. Fresh tangerine, red berry and floral scents are complemented by a spicy nuance that builds steadily in the glass. Shows good heft as well as energy to the red currant, raspberry and candied rose flavors, which tighten up on the back half. Finishes silky and quite long, with repeating floral character and a touch of succulent herbs. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2020)
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Château Mourgues du Gres

Fleur d'Eglantine Costières-de-Nîmes Rosé Blend 2019

Delectable Wine
8.9

Bright peach skin. Ripe strawberry, melon and tangerine aromas and flavors, along with a subtle floral quality. Round and fleshy in texture, showing gentle sweetness on the nicely persistent finish, which features a repeating melon note. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2020)
— 22 days ago

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Jean-Maurice Raffault

Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé 2019

Delectable Wine
9.1

Diaphanous orange. Mineral-tinged raspberry, cherry and floral aromas are complemented by a spicy white pepper accent. Intense red berry, blood orange and floral pastille flavors display very good depth and fine definition. Closes long and nervy, showing strong tension and repeating mineral and floral qualities. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2020)
— 22 days ago

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Domaine de Triennes

Vin de Pays de Mediterranée Rosé Blend 2019

Delectable Wine
9.0

Translucent onion skin. Orange zest, persimmon, red berries and a subtle floral nuance on the fragrant nose. Concentrated but lithe and seemingly weightless, offering tangy red currant, strawberry and blood orange flavors that pick up a spicy nuance on the back half. Finishes brisk and tight, with repeating spiciness and a sneaky floral quality. This wine has the depth of flavor to handle full-flavored foods, but there's no excess fat here, either. A solid value. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2020)
— 22 days ago

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Bodegas Olivares

Finca Hoya de Santa Ana Jumilla Rosado 2019

Delectable Wine
9.0

Limpid orange-pink. Sharply focused red berry and citrus fruit aromas display a sneaky floral quality. Chewy and dry, offering lively strawberry, pomegranate and orange zest flavors that slowly fan out through the midpalate. Finishes long and tangy, with a touch of white pepper lending spicy cut. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2020)
— 22 days ago

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Chateau Des Bormettes

L'Argentière Côtes de Provence Rosé 2019

Delectable Wine
9.0

Light, shimmering orange. Ripe citrus fruits and red berries on the incisive nose, plus a floral quality that builds with air. Smooth and fleshy in style, showing good depth to the juicy blood orange and strawberry flavors, which take on a spicy white pepper nuance on the back half. Firms up on the spice-tinged finish, which hangs on with very good tenacity. This wine has the depth of flavor to work alongside strongly seasoned food, but it's racy enough to be served by itself. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2020)
— 22 days ago

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Olga Raffault

Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé 2019

Delectable Wine
9.1

Limpid orange. Fresh red berries, nectarine and a building floral quality on the mineral-tinged nose. Juicy and focused on the palate, displaying lively red currant, strawberry, peach and dusty mineral qualities. Finishes very long and silky, with repeating florality and a late touch of succulent herbs. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2020)
— 22 days ago

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Château de Pibarnon (Comte de Saint Victor)

Bandol Rosé Blend 2019

Delectable Wine
9.3

Shimmering orange-pink. Powerful, mineral-accented white peach, raspberry and melon scents, along with building citrus pith and floral nuances. Palate-staining red berry, blood orange, nectarine and lavender flavors deftly meld depth and energy. Shows strong tension and repeating mineral character on the strikingly long finish, which leaves a suave floral note behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2020)
— 22 days ago

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Hecht & Bannier (Gregory & Francois)

Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend 2019

Delectable Wine
9.0

Bright orange-pink. Pungent red berry and floral aromas reveal subtle orange and pit fruit notes as the wine opens up. Chewy and penetrating on the palate, offering bitter cherry, red currant and nectarine flavors that deepen and turn sweeter with air. Shows fine finishing clarity and persistence and leaves a sappy red fruit note behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2020)
— 22 days ago

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Mas de Gourgonnier

Les Baux-de-Provence Rosé Grenache Blend 2019

Delectable Wine
9.1

Vivid orange-pink. Sharply focused strawberry, rhubarb and orange zest scents, along with building floral and mineral nuances. Taut and focused on the palate, offering nervy red berry, citrus fruit and lavender flavors that are braced by a spine of juicy acidity. The mineral and citrus notes repeat strongly on the persistent finish, which leaves a hint of spiciness behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2020)
— 22 days ago

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