More 2012 Rosés to Buy
There are an increasing number of importers of rosé in the U.S. Most of the imported rosés come from France and many importers carry only a few wines. But, there are several importers with a wide selection of rosés available. These are three of the best:
Hand Picked Selections Warrenton, Va. Hand Picked Selections has some of the best French rosés at very good prices with retail prices ranging from around $12 to $24. The wines from Hand Picked selections typically are some of the first to arrive (To see my notes on the 2012s click here).
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Berkeley, Calif. Kermit Lynch has an impressive portfolio of mostly French rosés with some of the very best from Bandol and other less well known areas of France where the rosés are extraordinarily good (think Corsica, for instance).
Robert Kacher Selections New York City. Robert Kacher imports some of the best value rosés in the country. They are from different, and many relatively unknown, areas of France and most retail in a range of $12 to $16. These wines are unbeatable values!
To buy wines from these importers contact your local wine merchant. Also, you can contact the importers directly to find out where to buy the wines. Here are the links:
Below are notes on a selection of 2012 rosés from California, France, Italy, and Spain. Included are a large number of different types of rosés priced in a range from $9.95 to $39. There is something here for every palate and pocketbook. So get in the rosé game! Summer is here. It’s the perfect time to enjoy rosé with all types of warm-weather foods. There are many rosés to choose from in this article and more in the earlier article on 2012 rosés (To read that article click here). So choose a few rosés from the Underground selections and try others recommended by your wine merchant. There are lots to choose from and over time you will find many favorites that you will want to go back to every year!
— John Tilson, Underground Wine Letter