SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE- Dry rosé under $20: The Chronicle recommends

By Jon Bonné
The happy thing about rosé’s surging popularity is that the hoary annual rosé column no longer has to contain its dose of evangelism. Rosé’s case has been made, enough that there are now frets about a puncture appearing in its balloon.
2010 Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel Cotes de Provence ($18, 13,5%):
Wine scion Sacha Lichine expanded from his family’s Bordeaux holdings (Prieuré-Lichine) into Provence, where Esclans focuses on rosé. Minerally, with a muted nose but subtly floral fruit and apricot-skin texture, almond-skin and mandarin. (Importer: Shaw-Ross International)
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