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Oliver Winery Peach Pie, Key Lime Pie and Apple Pie

750 ml Bottle
$7.99
$8.99

Three deliciously sweet, fresh and fruity pie inspired wines from the Hoosier State, where pie is life. Serve chilled as liquid dessert, add them to cocktails or pair with cheese and buttery shortbread cookies. Yum! 

Binny's Tasting Note

Fanti Rosso Toscano Poggio Torto

750 ml Bottle
$9.99
$11.99

“A rich and flavorful red with plenty of fruit here full of dark morello cherries, mulberries and some violets. Flavorful and direct on the palate with a pretty full body and some nicely chewy yet supportive tannins.”

91 points

James Suckling jamessuckling.com, September 2023

Salty Blonde Sauvignon Blanc Light Bubbly

750 ml Bottle
$11.99
$14.99

At only 80 calories per 5 oz serving and a mere 9% abv, Salty Blonde is refreshingly fizzy sipper perfect for those looking to keep things light on hot summer days. Citrusy, herbal and minerally sauvignon blanc flavors are lifted and enhanced by a bubbly spritz. Cool, clean and refreshing like a sea breeze.

Binny's Tasting Note

Lingot Martin Rose of Gamay Petillant Naturel Cuvee Suzanne

750 ml Bottle
$14.99
$16.99

“Aromas on the nose of this wine suggest pink roses, vanilla and raspberry. The palate is creamy, with a vibrant mousse that carries juicy strawberry flavors into a generous finish.”

91 points

JT, Wine Enthusiast, October 2023

Damilano Barbera d'Asti 2021

750 ml Bottle
$17.99
$19.99

“Sleek and elegant, this linear and bracing version is pure and refined, boasting rose, cherry, raspberry and iron flavors, with fine harmony and a long, fruit-stained finish. Drink now through 2028.”

92 points

Bruce Sanderson Wine Spectator, November 2023

La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rose 2023

750 ml Bottle
$23.99
$26.99

“The 2023 Rose is deep, complex and layered, with ripe nectarine, rose garden and sweet cherry fruit notes. Beautifully expressive and floral on the nose, savory, salty mineral tones meet red berry freshness and an undercurrent of spice in the mouth. A touch of almond bitterness grabs at the edges of the tongue toward the close, striking great harmony with a rounded sweetness. Bravo.”

92 points

Billy Norris Vinous, May 2024

Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio 2022

750 ml Bottle
$24.99
$27.99

“Attractive aromas of nectarines and pears with spices, dried flowers, chalk and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied, sleek and juicy, with the textural feeling of ripe stone fruit. Very approachable and seductive. Creamy finish.”

92 points

James Suckling jamessuckling.com, September 2023

M & C Lapierre Morgon 2022

750 ml Bottle
$29.99
$34.99

"This is a wild and fragrant red showing notes of dried flowers, moss, orange pith and red berry fruit. It’s medium-bodied, juicy and very fresh, with a tight and firm tannin frame that carries it a long way. This will last. Drink or hold."

94 points

James Suckling jamessuckling.com, May 2024

Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2021

750 ml Bottle
$35.99
$39.99

"Mouthwatering and delicious with crisp acidity and a driving finish, this wine offers a pleasing range of flavors including mixed cherries, cranberries, warming spices and savory accents. Both friendly and beguiling, it has pleasing approachability and depth. Firm while moderate tannins and mouthwatering acidity create a palate-cleansing accompaniment to a wide range of foods."

94 points

Elaine Chukan Brown Wine Enthusiast, July 2024

Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc 2022

750 ml Bottle
$40.99
$45.99

“A stunning white, this leaps out of the glass with aromatic mango, orange blossom and salted ripe melon flavors. Gains complexity from grilled peach, lemon oil, savory litsea oil and toasted herb elements, with a fleshy, creamy texture and fresh acidity.”

95 points

MaryAnn Worobiec Wine Spectator, April 2024

The Binny’s Tasting Panel is back at it! This time, a flight of our top wine professionals gathered to blind taste 25 newly released 2023 roses in an attempt to narrow it down to five favorites.

We already have almost one hundred 2023 roses on our shelves, in styles from around the world, with more arriving regularly. Here are some of our favorites.

VillaViva Rose 2023

750 ml Bottle
$9.99
$10.99

“A boat, Lake Michigan, warm breezes. Add VillaViva Rose 2023 to the mix and you have the perfect afternoon. Boasting tangy, mouthwatering acidity and salinity, ripe watermelon and a spicy undertone of pumpkin pie spice. Serve with bruschetta kabobs, cheddar cheese tarts or, simply, popcorn. Enjoy!”

— Cindy Brost, Wine Manager, Downers Grove

Belle de Provence Rose Coteaux Varois en Provence 2023

750 ml Bottle
$12.99
$14.99

A tangy fruit festival in a glass, brimming with flavors of raspberry, peach and citrus. Dry, zesty and refreshing, perfect with a picnic on a warm summer evening at Millennium Park or Ravinia.”

— Sara Cant, Wine Consultant, South Loop

Anne Amie Cuvee Rose of Pinot Noir 2023

750 ml Bottle
$15.99
$17.99

“This rose is playfully serious and seriously playful! It's perfect for any upscale occasion or backyard hangout. It tastes of strawberries, cherries, tangerine, saline, and wild roses, has a lush, medium body and a dry, clean finish. I'd pair this wine with an intense game of Bocce ball, some Yacht Rock, and baked Brie cheese with brambleberry jam."

— Emily Niketopoulos, Wine Manager, Montgomery

Esprit Gassier Rose Cotes de Provence 2023

750 ml Bottle
$16.99
$19.99

“Drinking this wine brings me back to my summers on the Mediterranean Sea. It’s a clear, pale peach hue tinged with a rose-gold. Intense aromas of red berries and mango waft from the glass. On the palate, soft strawberry gelato flavors lead to a lingering, creamy finish. This is sure to please a crowd as a refreshing complement to any pool party or backyard gathering.”

— LeAnne Trevino, Wine Consultant, Oak Brook

Flowers Estate Rose 2023

750 ml Bottle
$26.99
$30.99

“The 2023 Flowers Sonoma Coast Estate Rose is a bottle you open for friends and family that have a penchant for culinary adventures. The rich flavors of sun-drenched strawberry fields, vine-ripened watermelon and red grapefruit make this a great wine for an upscale outdoor picnic. Try pairing this sophisticated rose with spicey Italian salami, like Soppressata, and Valencay, an aged French goat cheese.”

— Jamie McNee, Wine Manager, Portage Park

The Wide World of Rose

Rose wines are produced all over the grape growing world and quality across the board has never been better. We have new wines from the exciting new 2023 vintage arriving weekly! They’re fun, fruity, refreshingly gluggable, occasionally serious but always among the most versatile wines at the table. If you don’t know the right wine for a dish... choose rose! It’s time to think pink and get this spring and summer of rose started! Here are some of our favorite 2023s, so far.

Sierra Cantabria Rose 2023

750 ml Bottle
$9.99
$11.99

This Spanish bargain has a very pale luminous peach color, subtle earthy notes and some floral and herbal lift from a preponderance of Rioja’s signature white grape viura, blended with garnacha and tempranillo. It’s fleshy and silky in the mouth with red berry, white peach, melon and lime blossom flavors. The finish is fresh and only moderately tangy, showing ripe fruit and supple texture. A lovely wine to pair with an array of tapas from patatas bravas to blistered Padron peppers, as well as a subtly smoky paella prepared over an open fire. Easy to drink, easy to love.

Binny's Tasting Note

Ferrari Carano Dry Rose of Sangiovese 2023

750 ml Bottle
$12.99

If polished stainless steel was pink it would look like this shimmering sangiovese. Lovely aromatics of fennel frond, cherry and watermelon are mouthwatering. The palate is dry and crisp but delivers abundant candied wild cherry and watermelon Jolly Rancher leading to a lingering tart cherry finish that puts the wine's impeccable balance on display. Pair with snapper Veracruz and salads with salty, tangy feta cheese and olives.

Binny's Tasting Note

Tormaresca Calafuria Rose 2023

750 ml Bottle
$14.99

Made from Apulia’s negro amaro grape variety grown in coastal vineyards of Italy’s bootheel, Calafuria is a vibrant, transparent cotton candy colored wine. The sea influence on this generally warm climate is apparent in its completely dry, floral and freshly saline ruby red grapefruit, Amalfi lemon, red berry and peach profile. The finish is relatively long, dry and very zippy with fresh acidity. A must try with burrata, juicy ripe tomatoes and basil, fish crudo or orecchiette with broccoli rabe.

Binny's Tasting Note

Elk Cove Pinot Noir Rose 2023

750 ml Bottle
$16.99

Lovers of Willamette Valley pinot noir take note. This deep rose pink wine is made from 100% hand-harvested estate grown pinot noir, including fruit from 50-year-old un-grafted vines! This is clearly a labor of love for Elk Cove, and it shows in the final product. It‘s like a bowl of mixed red berries wafting from the glass accented by rose water, pink grapefruit and a hint of the tropical. In the mouth it’s all strawberry, cherry, raspberry and floral peach, focused by a pleasantly brisk Meyer lemon-like acidity. Roast chicken would be excellent but pan seared or grilled wild-caught Pacific salmon... sublime!

Binny's Tasting Note

Txomin Etxaniz Txakoli Rose 2023

750 ml Bottle
$17.99

Here is a fascinating little number from Northern Spain’s coastal Basque region, Getaria. Made in a lightly spritzy style from local varieties, primarily the red Hondarrabi Beltza along with white Hondarrabi Zuri, this is a zingy wakeup call to your palate. It pours a pretty pastel pink with tiny bubbles that cling to the side of the glass and tickle the tongue, enhancing the vivacious acidity. In the nose it’s a bit saline and subtly savory hinting at notes of dry cured Spanish ham and thyme alongside raspberry, nectarine and orange. It hits the tongue with an explosion of crisp red fruits, stone fruits, juicy orange, herbs and an underlying wet stone minerality. Serve well chilled on a hot day or with your favorite pintxos, especially seafood and, of course Serrano ham.

Binny's Tasting Note

Hecht & Bannier Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rose 2023

750 ml Bottle
$15.99
$18.99

From the very epicenter of rose culture, Provence, comes this beautiful French grenache and cinsault blend. It shows off a striking platinum pink in the glass, oozing aromas of lavender, tarragon, orange peel, ripe peach, apricot and strawberry. The same notes are echoed in the mouth with an emphasis on strawberry and peach supported by bright, tangy orange and a zip of freshly grated ginger. Great with salad Nicoise, shrimp with pesto and even mildly spicy Asian dishes.

Binny's Tasting Note

Jean Max Roger Sancerre Rose 2023

750 ml Bottle
$21.99

Sancerre is famous for crisp, minerally sauvignon blanc but it is 100% pinot noir that results in the lively red and vibrant rose wines of the region. You would do well to become acquainted with this juicy, peach colored delight from Jean Max Roger. The nose is all fresh cut flowers and sun-ripened wild strawberries. The palate is a basketful of strawberries, raspberries, lingonberry and lush stone fruit. This is fleshy and only moderately acidic for Sancerre rose but maintains a lovely poise and balance. Try it with a ripe Crottin de Chavignol or any goat cheese adorned salad, smoked salmon or even rosy hued lamb chops.

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