26 Rosé Wines You Have to Try This Summer
Rosé wine has almost become a right of passage in the Summer, as the flavors are fruity, floral, and light and match the mood of virtually every person around. And with a variety of types now — from sipping wines to ones that pair well with Summer meals — there is pretty much no way you should go without at least a glass or two this Summer.
If you're up for a challenge, we have one for you. We've selected 25 different Rosé wines (including a cider!) that you'll need to get your hands on this Summer. From ones that have surprising flavors to those that put the rose in Rosé, there are plenty to choose from, no matter how discerning your wine palate may be.
So slay all day and then come home and pop open one of these fab Rosés on the patio, with dinner, or just because!
Summer in a Bottle
Wölffer Estate is no stranger to Rosé (the Long Island vineyard makes several of them), but Summer in a Bottle's ($25) popularity has been growing. With heavily floral tasting notes blending with the aftertaste of fruits like apple and pear, it's light enough to sip on the porch but substantial enough to be paired with a seafood meal or cheese platter.
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Notorious Pink Rosé
Notorious Pink Rosé ($23) is made in the south of France. The wine has hints of sweet cherries, raspberries, and peaches, but finishes off with stewed apples and a hint of spice. A bit sweeter than other wines from the region, this 100 percent Grenache-based French Rosé pairs well with seafood and poultry dishes.
Bonterra Organic Vineyards Rosé 2017
The wine from Bonterra Organic Vineyards ($16) exudes aromas of strawberry, key lime, and rosewater at the forefront with just a hint of pineapple. The wine has won two awards from the Ros Today 2017 Competition as well.
Yes Way Rosé
Light and refreshing, this wine has tasting notes of strawberry, citrus, and white peach. Brought to you by the same women who founded Summer Water, Yes Way Rosé ($13) is available at Target stores that offer beer and wine, as well as other retailers around the country.
Sterling Vineyards Sparkling Rosé 2016
Sterling Vineyards Sparkling Rosé 2016 ($24) has fresh aromas of strawberry, cherry blossom, rose petal, and crisp apple, leading to a lush palate of upfront fruit flavors balanced by creamy texture and bright acidity.
Sparkling Pointe 2015 Cuveé Carnaval Rosé
The 2015 Cuveé Carnaval Rosé from Sparkling Pointe ($36) is highlighted by tasting notes of fruits like cherries and strawberries combined with a sweet finish with hints of sugar and vanilla. Not only is it light and fresh, making it a good apéritif, but it also pairs well with dessert.
Saved Magic Marker Rosé
Saved Magic Marker Rosé ($20) hails from California grapes. A surprising blend of wet slate, orange blossom, and peach is enhanced by tones of berries and green apple for a balanced sip and a fresh, crisp finish.
Whispering Angel Rosé
From the Cotes de Provence region of France,Whispering Angel's 2017 vintage ($27) is a young wine full of aromas like fresh red currant, ripe citrus, and herbs and finishes on the palate with notes of raspberries and strawberries.
Fan-favorite Summer Water ($18) is dry, light, and crisp with notes of pink grapefruit and strawberry. The Grenache and Syrah blend is pressed using the direct press method to help keep the aromas intact as well.
Chateau Fabregues Costieres de Nimes
Also from France, Chateau Fabregues Costieres de Nimes ($13) has hints of strawberry, which pairs well with light dishes as well as spicy dishes.
Winter's Hill Dry Rosé
From Oregon's Willamette Valley, a booming region for wine in the US, this dry Rosé from Winter's Hill ($22) opens with watermelon, cherry, and wet stone flavors and finishes smoothly.
Underwood Rosé Wine
We can't wait to get our hands on these cans this Summer. Underwood's Rosé Wine ($28 for four cans) has been stirring things up in the wine world. With strawberry and watermelon flavors combining with a pop of peach, this is a wine that will conjure up images of Summer all year. Oh, and for those who like bubbles, Underwood has a bubbly version of this wine, too.
Coeur de Rosé Reserve
Worth the upgrade: grapes that are made into Coeur de Rosé Reserve from French winemaker Maison CR are harvested before dawn to ensure freshness. The citrus flavor in the wine is said to pair well with sushi and other Asian cuisine as well as grilled fish and meats.
One Hope Wine California Rosé
Not only does this wine taste good with hints of strawberry, cherry, and blood orange, but One Hope Wine's California Rosé ($20) helps to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. In fact, all of One Hope's wine helps to educate women about ovarian cancer, so you have permission to purchase all of the bottles.
Wölffer Estate 139 Dry Rosé Cider
Del Rio 2017 Grenache Rosé
While you may smell strawberry and rose presip, Del Rio's 2017 Grenache rosé ($17) actually promises flavors like pomelo, guava, and crushed berry on the palate.
2017 Miraval Rosé Cotes de Provence
With floral and fruit flavors, the 2017 Miraval Rosé Cotes de Provence ($25) is a combination of grapes, including Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, and Rolle.
Chateau d'Esclans Rock Angel 2017
Chateau d'Esclans Rock Angel 2017 ($30) features a multifaceted flavor on the palate while aromas of melon, peach, and strawberry enhance the overall drinking experience.
Domaine Loubejac Rosé Willamette
Domaine Loubejac Rosé Willamette ($13) has aromas of strawberry cream, white peach, and raspberry but finishes with hints of citrus.