Just in time for spring, we’ve collected a batch of seasonally appropriate wines, including some higher-end, mainly single-vineyard proseccos and a collection of rosés from regions ranging from Provence to Hawke’s Bay to the Russian River Valley.
Mionetto Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry ($14). Well-structured, with enjoyable fruit and flavors of honey and straw.
Adriano Adami Bosco di Gica Valdobbiadene Prosecco Brut ($18). Quite elegant, with toasty notes and savory tannins.
Villa Sandi Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore ($19). Nice edginess, with some savory herbal notes; crisp but still fruity.
Dopff & Irion Crémant d’Alsace Rosé Brut ($20). Lots of apples and minerality; tangy and long on the palate.
Adriano Adami Col Credas Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore ($22). Champagne-like, with lots of minerality and tangy acidity.
Mionetto Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze Dry ($33). Very elegant, with candied flavors and some orangey citrus in the finish.
Bisol Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze Dry ($41). Entrancing violets and candied fruitiness with a touch of creamy sweetness.
Josh Cellars California Rosé 2016 ($14). Very, very light, with flavors of strawberries and rose petals.
Domaine de Cala Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2016 ($15). Lovely fragrance; lightly unctuous, quite enjoyable.
The Bachelorette “The Final Rose” California Rosé 2016 ($16). Lots of flavorful candied cherries; full-bodied, somewhat sweet.
Château de la Chaize Brouilly Rosé 2015 ($16). Long, lingering flavors of fresh cherries and strawberries.
Kim Crawford Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2015 ($16). Lush strawberry with lots of green, herbal flavors.
Isabel Mondavi California Rosé 2016 ($19). Light and elegant — a breeze on the palate — with good acidity and minerality.
Domaine de Cala “Prestige” Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2016 ($24). Good minerality, with a light, tangy citrus character; less fruitiness than the regular version. (Note: The fact that this is the Prestige bottling is indicated only by three red dots on the label.)
Inman “Endless Crush” Russian River Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir 2016 ($24). Nice, full fruitiness of cherries and strawberries; long on the palate.