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Category: "Rosé"

The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey 2011 Wild Cañon Harvest

There are serious wines and not-so-serious wines. Then there are wines that are simply seriously cool in concept. The annual Wild Cañon Harvest blush rosé from the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey is one that falls into that latter category.

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Infinite Monkey Theorem 2011 Carbonated Black Muscat in a can

Infinite Monkey Theorem tried to can a sparkling wine in 2010. Like every thing the Denver winery has packaged, it was an instant success. So IMT is back with a 2011 version of the Black Muscat.

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Sutcliffe Vineyards 2010 Rosé

It’s not often we taste a Rosé in the dead of winter, but Denver has been so darn warm lately, it seemed like a good idea to sip on one, a 2010 offering from Sutcliffe Vineyards.

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Canyon Wind Cellars 47-Ten Rosé

Canyon Wind Cellars has a lineup of reds that make you think when you drink. They’re structured, ageable and feature transitions from the front to back of the palate. Its 47-Ten series isn’t that serious

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Talon Winery 2009 Rosato

When is a rosé not a rosé? Well, technically never. If it’s pink it pretty much falls into that classification. There is the blush category, though. This is a style developed in California in the 1970s when demand for white wine far exceeded the supply of white grapes. So winemakers started tinkering with making red [...]

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Boulder Creek 2010 ‘Dry’ Rosé

About a year ago, I asked Mike Thompson of Boulder Creek to donate some wine to a Denver non-profit event. He sent off some of the last of his 2008 “Dry” Rosé, noting that Boulder Creek might not make any more of it.

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Guy Drew Vineyards 2009 Rosé

The desert landscape cooks in the southwest part of Colorado come summertime. Maybe the heat is why Guy Drew Vineyards’ 2009 Rosé is so flipping good. Winemaker Drew has as big a need for a classic pink wine to sip on his property while overlooking Mesa Verde National Park and all the gorgeous desert canyons [...]

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Garrett Estate Cellars 2009 Rosé

Rosés are the wine of summer. The pink coloring, light flavor profiles and fruity flavors are often the perfect remedy for a long summer afternoon. But it’s fall now. What does that mean? A rosé can be a year round wine with the proper food pairing, but these are not typically wines that you want [...]

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Plum Creek Winery 2008 Palisade Rose

Plum Creek Winery is one of the mainstays of the local industry. The vineyards were planted in 1984. Let’s just say there weren’t many other vines in the area at that time. Well, the benefit of a recent trip to stay at the Palisade Wine Valley Inn left me with a bottle of 2008 Palisade [...]

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