A Guide to Wine, Food & the Good Life
To subscribe and be notified anytime we post a new article, enter your email address in the box below, then click on Subscribe Now.

Distinctive New Wines

Similar Articles:

  1. BONNY DOON VINEYARD LAUNCHES A NEW LE CIGARE VOLANT & LE CIGARE BLANC
  2. 2018 ROSÉ – Part 2
  3. RIDGE VINEYARDS – SPRING 2019 RELEASES
  4. TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD – SPRING 2019 RELEASES
  5. HAT TRICK WINES FROM TOAD HOLLOW VINEYARDS
  6. TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD – FALL 2018 RELEASES
  7. RIDGE VINEYARDS – FALL 2018 RELEASES
  8. 2017 ROSÉS – PART II
  9. 2017 ROSÉS – A REMARKABLE VINTAGE PART I
  10. RIDGE VINEYARDS – SPRING 2018 RELEASES & MORE
  11. TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD – SPRING 2018 RELEASES
  12. TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD FALL RELEASES
  13. DOMAINE ANNE ET HERVÉ SIGAUT
  14. RIDGE VINEYARDS - FALL 2017 RELEASES & MORE!
  15. 2016 ROSÉS: A GREAT VINTAGE AND MANY BARGAINS
  16. 2016 ROSÉS – TIS THE SEASON & WHAT A SEASON IT IS!
  17. TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD SPRING 2017 RELEASES
  18. DOMAINE BALLOT MILLOT & FILS – THE 2014S ARE HERE!
  19. CHANIN WINE COMPANY AND LUTUM WINES – AN OUTSTANDING GROUP OF 2014 CHARDONNAYS AND PINOT NOIRS
  20. MOUNT EDEN VINEYARDS AND DOMAINE EDEN: A DYNAMIC DUO
  21. 2015 ROSÉS AS SUMMER ENDS AND THE FALL SEASON BEGINS
  22. RIDGE VINEYARDS: SUPERB NEW RELEASES & WINE INGREDIENT LABELING
  23. NEW RELEASES FROM DOMAINE-SAUMAIZE MICHELIN
  24. TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD: FIVE OUTSTANDING NEW RELEASES
  25. MORE 2015 ROSÉS
  26. CALERA – LATEST RELEASES
  27. RIDGE VINEYARDS - SPRING 2016 RELEASES
  28. TIS THE SEASON: 2015 ROSÉS ARE HERE
  29. NEW RELEASES FROM TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD
  30. CALERA WINE COMPANY
  31. DOMAINE BALLOT-MILLOT ET FILS: THE 2013S ARE HERE
  32. 2014 ROSÉS – IS IT THE SEASON OR THE END OF THE SEASON?
  33. TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD
  34. 2014 FRENCH ROSÉS
  35. MORE 2014 ROSÉS
  36. WINE IN A BOX?
  37. 2014 ROSÉS
  38. RIDGE VINEYARDS – SPRING 2015 RELEASES
  39. DOMAINE FRÉDÉRIC ESMONIN
  40. NEW RELEASES FROM THE CENTRAL COAST - CALERA AND TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD
  41. ROSÉ TIME?
  42. TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD
  43. SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN VINEYARD AND QUINTA CRUZ
  44. MOUNT EDEN VINEYARDS AND DOMAINE EDEN
  45. MORE 2013 ROSÉS
  46. TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD
  47. 2013 FRENCH ROSÉS
  48. UNDER THE RADAR CHAMPAGNE
  49. 2013 ROSÉS
  50. MORE 2012 ROSÉS
  51. 2012 ROSÉS
  52. UNDER THE RADAR AND VALUE PRICED WHITE WINES, SPARKLING WINES, AND RED WINES FOR SPRING
  53. DOMAINE FRÉDÉRIC ESMONIN
  54. MORE OUTSTANDING 2011 BEAUJOLAIS
  55. NEW WINES AS WE APPROACH 2013
  56. RíAS BAIXAS & ALBARIÑO – SPANISH GEMS
  57. NEW WINES FOR THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS
  58. RED WINES FOR THE FALL
  59. UNDER THE RADAR & VALUE PRICED ROSÉS AND WHITE WINES
  60. A FEW NEW ROSÉS & WHITE WINES FOR THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
  61. A VARIED SELECTION FEATURING SOME GREAT WINE VALUES
  62. SOME GREAT NEW WINES FROM OLD FRIENDS AND A FEW NEW SURPRISES
  63. SPRING WILL SOON BE HERE: THESE ARE WINES FOR THE SEASON
  64. A PAIR TO DRAW TO – ALBARIÑO AND TORRONTÉS
  65. MORE TERRIFIC 2010 BEAUJOLAIS, ANOTHER 2009 CHINON, AND A 2007 SAINT JOSEPH PLUS A COUPLE OF INEXPENSIVE RED WINES AND A 2009 SANCERRE FROM ONE OF THE GREATEST PRODUCERS
  66. A SHORT LIST OF NEW WINES TO START THE YEAR
  67. NEW WINES TO CONSIDER AS WE RAPIDLY APPROACH THE END OF THE YEAR
  68. MORE NEW WINES TO FALL INTO
  69. CHANGING OF THE SEASONS - HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS TO FALL INTO
  70. TWO FAVORITE CHAMPAGNE HOUSES
  71. 2010 ROSÉS -- A ROSE IS A ROSE, IS A ROSE, IS A ROSE…BUT A ROSÉ IS A ROSÉ
  72. An Eclectic Selection Of New Wines
  73. Call For Torrontes, Other Terrific Inexpensive White Wines, An Old Friend Chardonnay, And A New Friend Pinot Noir
  74. One New Star Producer For White And Red Burgundy, Revisiting An Old Favorite Producer For Affordable White and Red Burgundy, And Trying To Get Back A Best In Class Rosé
  75. You Don't Know Jura?
  76. Five Lovely Red and White Wines from Northern California
  77. Champagne -- Any Time Is Time For Champagne
  78. More 2009s And A Few Others
  79. More 2009 Beaujolais
  80. Under The Radar 2009 Wines
  81. Even More 2009 Rosés
  82. More 2009 Rosés and Other Wine Bargains
  83. 2009 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Inexpensive 2009 White Wines
  84. A Selection of Reasonably-priced, Premium Wines
  85. Recession Busters/Best Buys
  86. Ah, Spring, The Vintage of the Century Is In the Air!
  87. A Selection from California and France
  88. Bargain Wines/Best Buys
  89. California and French Wines

More 2009 Rosés and Other Wine Bargains

John Tilson • 7/28/10        Print This Post Print This PostComment Bookmark and Share


Loire Valley


Couly-Dutheil 2009 Chinon Rosé

Baptiste Dutheil established this estate in 1921, which was then developed by René Couly, who married Madeleine Dutheil.  The family-owned operation has 85 hectares of vineyards east of Chinon along the Vienne River.  This wine is made using the Rosé de Saignée method.  Cabernet Franc is the red grape grown in Chinon and is used to make this Rosé.
Light reddish pink in color, this wine has a lovely floral perfume hinting of strawberry.  Lush, rounded and fruity on the palate, it has hints of strawberry and cherry with a faint floral undertone.  This is a terrific fruity Rosé with impeccable balance – Highly Recommended.  Frank-Lin International, San Jose, CA.  $12.99  2-n-half-yellow-stars

Provence

 

Chateau Montaud Vignobles Francois Ravel Cotes de Provence 2009 Rosé
The family-owned Chateau Montaud, located in Cotes de Provence, was founded in 1964 when the Ravel family returned to Provence from Algeria.  They have four hectares of vineyards.  This Rose is made from the Tibouren grape, an old Provencal variety.
Light golden-pink in color, this wine exhibits a nice perfume with hints of citrus and peach.  Finesseful, with a faintly floral, citrus-tinged flavor, it is rounded, but with a nice crispness on the finish.  This is a lovely Rosé – Highly Recommended.  Monsieur Touton Selection Ltd., New York, NY.  $10 2-yellow-stars Best Buy

Southwest


Clos Alivu Patrimonio Corsica 2009 Rosé

Clos Alivu, located in the town of Oletta in the region of Bastia, makes wines from 50-year-old Niellucciu vines from the area of Patrimonio.
This Rosé is salmon-pink in color and has a gorgeous perfume with floral and cherry nuances.  Lovely fruit with a floral and citrus tinge is backed by a nice, crisp finish.  This is a very tasty Rosé – Highly Recommended.  Jeff Wilburn Selections, Wine Agencies Inc., Van Nuys, CA.  $16.95  2-yellow-stars

Italy

 

Alberto Longo Donnadele 2009 Rosato Puglia IGT
Made from 100% Negroamoro grapes, this is a stunning, complex Rosé.
Light salmon-pink color, it has a perfumed nose with herbal, spice, floral and mineral nuances with just a hint of orange zest.  An elegant Rosé, but complex with herbal, spice and faintly floral notes and a touch of smokiness.  Crisp and finesseful, but with complexity, this is a superb Rosé – Outstanding.  Clyde Thomas LLC, New York, NY.  $16  3-yellow-stars

Another New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

As we noted in our June 15, 2010 article on 2009 New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, there are many really good ones available at very affordable prices.  Here is a note on another one that is one of the best tasted to date and at a great price!

Kirkland Signature 2009 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Ti Point
This wine is produced and bottled by Ti Point Vineyard where Tracy Haslam, the winemaker, is the third generation of women in wine.  It is marketed by Costco under their proprietary Kirkland Signature brand.
Light yellow in color with a lovely perfume of grapefruit with an herbal tinge and faint hints of melon, the wine is crisp, yet rounded.  Very flavorful with grapefruit, melon and a faint herbal undertone, it is crisp on the finish.  This is a gorgeous Sauvignon Blanc – Outstanding.  D.C. Flynt MW, Lake Charles, LA. $7.99  3-yellow-stars Best Buy

Pinot Grigio from Italy


Kirkland
Signature 2009 Pinot Grigio Friuli Grave
This wine is marketed by Costco under their proprietary Kirkland Signature brand.
Pale yellow color, it has a subdued, faintly floral perfume, hinting of melon and citrus.  The wine is very nice, elegant and finesseful, with a faint note of melon and citrus, a delicate, floral nuance and a clean, crisp finish.  It is a lovely wine – Highly Recommended.  $7.99  2-yellow-stars Best Buy

Australian Red Wine

If you like Syrah (or Shiraz as it is called in Australia) here are two wines that compare very favorably even with “discounted Syrah” that is still being offered at several times these prices.

D’Arenberg 2008 Shiraz The Stump Jump McLaren Vale
Family-owned for four generations, D’Arenberg is one of McLaren Vale’s significant wineries, producing a wide range of wines.  This wine is from their Stumpies range, wines which are perfect, everyday-drinking wines.  The name comes from the Stump Jump plough, a South Australian invention, which has the ability to ride over stumps and gnarled roots.
Dark in color, this wine has a deep perfume of blackberry, spice and vanilla.  The rich fruit of blackberries, spice and vanilla, offers lots of flavor.  It is very tasty and has youthful appeal – Highly Recommended.  Old Bridge Cellars, Napa, CA. $7.49 2-yellow-stars Best Buy

Pure Love Layer Cake Wines 2009 Shiraz South Australia
Layer Cake Wines are a project of Jayson Woodbridge, owner/winemaker, of cult wine Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon.  Woodridge wanted to see if he could also make wine selling for about $15 or less that tasted at least four times higher.  Woodbridge pays tribute to his grandfather who told him wine should be like the delicious layer cake his grandmother made, offering layers of flavors, aromatics and textures.  Earlier this year, we tasted the 2008 Shiraz, also lovely and similarly rated.  The wine is made from grapes grown in four vineyards of the Barossa Hills.
Very dark in color, the perfumed nose offers blackberries, spice and a touch of vanilla.  It has lots of rich, supple fruit, blackberries, cherries and hints of vanilla and spice, with soft tannins.  The wine is delicious now for the fruit – Highly Recommended.  Vintage point LLC, Sonoma, CA.  $12.39 2-yellow-stars

 

Bordeaux


Chateau Bel Air 2005 Bordeaux Superior

OK.  If you are tired of the hype and prices of 2009 Bordeaux, how about this “Bordeaux Superior” for the unbelievable price of $7.99?
Dark in color, the wine has a lovely perfume of cassis and cedar.  The fruit is supple and lush again with flavors of cassis and cedar.  A balanced, delicious wine, it is elegant yet flavorful and will keep – Highly Recommended.  Misa Imports, Dallas, TX.  $7.99  2-yellow-stars Best Buy

 


Post a Comment

No comments so far for “More 2009 Rosés and Other Wine Bargains”

Post a Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Enter Captcha Here : *

Reload Image