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Wine Colored Roses
Studio album by
Released 1986
StudioEleven Eleven Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Label Epic
Producer Billy Sherrill
George Jones chronology
Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
Wine Colored Roses
Too Wild Too Long
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic [1]

Wine Colored Roses is an album by American country music artist George Jones released in 1986 on the Epic Records label. It peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Wine Colored Roses went Gold in 1994. [2]

On Wine Colored Roses, producer Billy Sherrill largely peels back the slicker elements of his 1980s productions, giving the album a more stripped down sound than its predecessor Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes, something that Sherrill would continue doing for the remainder of Jones's run on Epic. In his essay for the liner notes to the 1994 Sony compilation The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country, Rich Kienzle states, "If there were any doubters, 'Wine Colored Roses' proved Jones was a timeless superstar, even without stimulants." In a 2001 interview with Jolene Downs, the singer cited the album as one of his all-time favorites, commenting "I loved the songs, it was a really great album." The title track and "The Right Left Hand", the latter a tribute Jones dedicated to his fourth wife Nancy, were both top ten hits on the Billboard country singles chart. The album also includes a duet with Patti Page. AllMusic writes that "this is a comfortable setting for George, and he sings expertly, his surroundings never masking his gossamer phrases."

Track listing

1." Wine Colored Roses"Dennis Knutson, A.L. "Doodle" Owens 
2." I Turn to You" Max D. Barnes, Curly Putman 
3." The Right Left Hand"Dennis Knutson, A.L. "Doodle" Owens 
4."Don't Leave Without Taking Your Silver"Damon Black 
5."The Very Best of Me"Gary Gentry, Mark Sherrill 
6." Hopelessly Yours" Don Cook, Curly Putman, Keith Whitley 
7."You Never Looked That Good When You Were Mine" (with Patti Page) Johnny MacRae, Bob Morrison 
8."If Only Your Eyes Could Lie" John Jarrard, Bob McDill 
9."Ol' Frank" Harlan Howard, Max D. Barnes 
10."These Old Eyes Have Seen It All"Curly Putman, Bucky Jones, Ron Hellard 


Region Certification
United States ( RIAA) [3] Gold


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by George Jones
  3. ^ "American album certifications – George Jones – Wine Colored Roses". Recording Industry Association of America.

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