Rose 2022

Best Rosé Wine 2022


The Fifty Best Rosé Tasting 2022


The Tasting:
The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of nine recent release Rosé wines with eight members of our wine judging panel. The order of service was established beforehand by lottery. Strict tasting rules were applied. Each of the wines were poured into fresh glasses from new sealed bottles and served well chilled. Only ice water and crusty peasant bread were available to cleanse the palate.

The judges wrote down their impressions of each wine on score sheets. The scoring was based on a 5-point system, with 5 as the highest. Double-Gold and Gold medals are awarded according to a set range of final point scores received from the judges. There were no Silver or Bronze medals awarded for this tasting. Medals are provided based entirely on merit and only to products judged worthy of such award.

The tasting notes that follow are summaries of the judges’ opinions, with all replicated commentary eliminated. The states and countries are identified for each brand. Clicking on the brands' names will link to their websites.


Angels & Cowboys 2021 Rosé
(Sonoma County, CA)

Aroma: Cherry, red plum, rhubarb, peach, bright lemon zest, floral, earth.

Palate: Ripe purple plum, red plum, peach, ruby red grapefruit, apple.

Finish: Raspberry, pomegranate, light minerality, clean, easy drinking, very pleasant..

Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal

Angels & Cowboys Rosé

Peltzer Family Cellars 2021 Syrah Rosé
(Temecula Valley, CA)

Aroma: Cherry, red plum, nectarine, cotton candy, white flowers, seductive.

Palate: Raspberry, sweet raspberries & cream, strawberry, cherry, fresh peaches, tart mineral.

Finish: Tart black currant, yellow grapefruit, peach, honeysuckle, white flowers, clean, easy drinking, a crowd pleaser.

Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal

Peltzer Family Cellars Syrah Rosé

Yes Way Rosé 2021
(Méditerranée, France)

Aroma: Cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, red plum, peach, green apple, rose, attractive.

Palate: Cherry, strawberry, honeydew melon, light pineapple, steel aging.

Finish: Pomegranate, apricot, stone, clean, bold, tangy, will pair with grilled pork & beef, easy drinking.

Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal

Yes Way Rosé


Triennes 2021 Rosé
(Nans-les-Pins,, France)

Aroma: Raspberry, peach, tropical fruits, citrus, rose.

Palate: Black cherry, pomegranate, black currant, lively pink grapefruit, orange blossom.

Finish: Ruby red grapefruit, dusty, stone, very palate friendly, pleasant.

Gold Medal
Gold medal

Triennes Rosé

La Vieille Ferme 2021 Rosé
(Southern Rhône, France)

Aroma: Black cherry, black currant, plum, strawberry, crab apple, pineapple, hibiscus, rose.

Palate: Black cherry, rich currant, plum, pluot, rhubarb pie, apple.

Finish: Lime, lime pith, lemony, citrus, watermelon, zesty, serve with grilled salmon & capers, fun drinking.

Gold Medal
Gold medal

La Vieille Ferme Rosé

Miraval Rosé 2021
(Côtes De Provence, France)

Aroma: Red plum, currant, ripe cantaloupe, nectarine skin, peach fuzz, rose, white flowers, attractive.

Palate: Raspberry white grapefruit, lime pith.

Finish: Grape Sweet Tarts, high minerality, tangy.

Gold Medal
Gold medal

Miraval Rosé

Cultivar 2021 Rosé
(Napa, CA)

Aroma: Cherry, pomegranate, black currant, crabapple, rose, fresh fields, smoky.

Palate: Fresh strawberry, cranberry, watermelon, lemon, Jolly Rancher candy, grapeseed, new mown hay.

Finish: Tart apple, mineral, stone, complex, a fun wine.

Gold Medal
Gold medal

Cultivar Rosé

Maison Lorgeril Ô de Rosé 2021
(Languedoc, France)

Aroma: Rose, wisteria, floral.

Palate: Cherry, red plum, pomegranate, apricot, pineapple, rhubarb pie.

Finish: Pomegranate, pink grapefruit, clean.

Gold Medal
Gold medal

Maison Lorgeril Ô de Rosé

AIX Rosé 2021
(Aix en Provence, France)

Aroma: Blueberry, rose, mineral.

Palate: Cherry, dried cherry, currant, plum, tart green apple, citrus pith, complex tannins.

Finish: Lime peel, white grapefruit pith, wet stone, tannic, easy drinking.

Gold Medal
Gold medal

AIX Rosé




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