VINTJS Monterey Pinot Noir Rosé 2014 is new at TJ’s right now. If you like Rosé that’s great for under $10 you need to buy some now. Don’t even finish the review, just go.
VINTJS Monterey Pinot Noir Rosé 2014 comes in at 13.5% alcohol. We chilled it to about 45 degrees and used a stemless white wine glass for tasting. When opened the bottle gave us a bit of strawberry scent. The wine is a beautiful mid-tone pink with a tangerine and salmon sheen to it.
VINTJS Monterey Pinot Noir Rosé 2014 had a moderately perfumed nose with raspberries, strawberries, citrus, and minerals. The palate showed tart red stone fruits and berries with citrus, gooseberry, and passionfruit. The fruits were cradled in a creamy flavor and feel in the mouth. The finish was dry with a hint of honeycomb and cream. The finish was not as long as some Rosé I’ve had, but it was still nice. The acid level is smack dab in the medium range, perfect for sipping alone or with food.
Comparing it to other Rosé I’ve had in the last few years, it’s not quite as good as the Grifone, especially for the $8 price tag. It actually reminds me of the Acrobat Rosé with a slightly more tart fruit flavor and a shorter finish; being as they are both Pinot Noir Rosé that isn’t surprising. The Acrobat and the Grifone both garnered a 90-point score from us, and I think this one falls just short of that estimation at 88 points. It is elegant, refreshing, and the color is mesmerizing. If you’re not sure what to bring to a spring or summer gathering, bring this. It’s very approachable so I can’t see it going unappreciated!
Have you tried the VINTJS Monterey Pinot Noir Rosé 2014? Have another Rosé you’re dying to share with us? Let us know!