To celebrate National Rosé Day, I’m sharing a dozen delicious rosés that I am loving right now!
Rosé is on constant wine rotation at my house. While we enjoy rosé wine all year round, this wine has become synonymous with summer.
The rosé wines of today are nothing like your grandmother’s White Zinfandel. Today, winemakers are producing beautiful, high quality rosé ranging from dry to sweet to sparkling. While Grenache is the traditional grape used to make most rosé wines over the years, you’ll find producers using Pinot Noir, Cinsault, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon, and other grapes in smaller quantities to create a wide range of styles.
Happy National Rosé Day
The second Saturday of June is National Rosé Day. That’s today!
To help you celebrate, I’m sharing a dozen delicious rosés that I love and think you will love, too! These are the best rosé wines I’ve enjoyed during the first half of the year. I’m sure I’ll find more to add to my favorite rosé wine list during the remaining six months of the year ;)
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Why every wine drinker should love rosé wine
Rosé wine can be made in a wide variety of styles. From dry to sweet to bubbly, you’re bound to find a rosé that you enjoy. Because this wine can be made from many different types of grapes, you’ll also find rosés ranging from pale pink to a rich berry blush color. Some rosé wines are light-bodied while others can almost be categorized as full-bodied rosés.
Rosé wine is impressively affordable. All of the rosé wines listed here can be found for less than $30 per bottle. You can find high quality rosé wines for as low as $9.99. It’s an AMAZING value for a fabulous wine experience!
Rosé wine is food-friendly. Because it is made in a range of styles, rosé’s versatility with food pairings makes it a great summer party drink. I often enjoy lighter rosé wines with shrimp, fish, light salads, paella, and food with Asian spices. Rosés that are medium or full-bodied are delicious with classic BBQ food like grilled chicken, grilled pizza, or even steak.
Rosé is ready to drink now. No need to cellar this wine and let it age, just pop a bottle in the fridge when you get home and it’s ready for you to drink by dinner time!
Abacela Grenache Rosé
From the same vineyard that produces some of my favorite Tempranillos in the Southern Oregon wine region, comes this beautiful rosé. The 2019 Grenache Rosé from Abacela Winery in Roseburg, Oregon earned 95-points and won a Double Gold Medal in the 2020 Experience Rosé Wine Competition.
This sassy wine is a little sweet, a little tart, and a whole lot of big summer flavor. Heavy on the strawberry and watermelon, and more body and structure than other Grenache rosés.
The Abacela 2019 Grenache Rosé is $19 per bottle. You can purchase it on their website, or ask for it at your local wine shop!
Art & Science Sparkling Rosé
The Art + Science PetNat Pinot Noir is a fun sparkling rosé with lots of OOMPH in each sip, followed by jazz hands. I took a sip, declared my love for it, and then all of a sudden the bottle was gone. I blame the husband.
Made with Pinot Noir grapes from Morning Mist vineyard in McMinnville, Oregon, this wine is made in the petillant naturel style. This is when the wine is bottled before it finishes its final fermentation, creating a naturally carbonated wine.
The Art + Science 2018 PetNat Pinot Noir is $24 per bottle. You can purchase it on their website, or ask for it at your local wine shop!
Charles Smith Band of Roses Rosé
Sometimes it’s a bit of a gamble purchasing a wine because of the cool label. But in the case of the 2019 vintage of Charles Smith’s Band of Roses Rosé, the wine is every bit as rock n’ roll as the label.
With subtle strawberry swagger, this rosé from Washington State is made of 100% Pinot Gris grapes. So it sings more of tropical guava, grapefruit, and melon.
The Band of Roses Rosé can be found for $12.99 per bottle on Wine.com, or ask for it at your local wine shop!
Dobbes Family Estate Rosé
As soon as I opened up this rosé, I was reminded immediately of my Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles. Big, juicy strawberry and rhubarb aromas with a hint of floral in this lovely rosé from Dobbes Family Estate in Dundee, Oregon. Then sip after sip of more strawberry, rhubarb, and raspberry. Well-structured, medium-bodied, and stands up nicely to summer BBQ food.
The 2019 Dobbes Family Estate Rosé rosé is a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Syrah, and 20% Grenache Noir. You can find it for $26 on the Dobbes website or ask your local wine shop.
La Vieille Rosé
You can’t go wrong with a French rosé on National Rosé Day, or any day for that matter. La Vieille Ferme makes some fantastic everyday wines – and all under $10. Their Rouge is a lovely everyday red, and their Rosé is one of my Go To rosés.
The La Vieille 2019 Rosé is a pale pink rosé with delicate aromas of summer fruits. It’s like a graceful ballerina, elegantly balancing fresh acidity with understated red berry flavors and soft floral notes.
You can find the La Vieille Ferme Rosé for $7.99 on Wine.com but it’s also widely distributed in the United States. I have found this wine at most of our local grocery stores for around the same amazing price.
Dry and fruity, the 2019 Malene rosé from California is a playful blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Vermentino, and Syrah. A peachy salmon color, this rosé has delicate stone fruit notes mingled merrily with light raspberries.
You can find this Malene 2019 Rose for just $12.99 on Wine.com, or ask for it at your local wine shop.
The 2019 Mateus Rosé from Portugal is an off-dry pink wine with big berry aromas and flavors. Made with a blend of Baga and Shiraz grapes, it’s a fabulous wine to serve with smoked salmon or a light summer salad.
You can find the Mateus 2019 Rosé for $12.99 on Wine.com.
Seven Hills Rosé
Made in the classic French style, the Seven Hills 2019 Dry Rosé is a lovely pale pink wine. This rosé is made up of 77% Cabernet Franc, 13% Malbec, and 10% Petit Verdot, which makes each sip an interesting adventure. Delicious tropical flavors of guava and mango rise up on the palate.
The Seven Hills 2019 Dry Rosé is $18. You can purchase it on the Sokol Blosser website or ask for it in your local shop.
Sokol Blosser Rosé
This dry rosé from Sokol Blosser in Dundee, Oregon is crisp and clean, with fresh acidity and summery watermelon on the palate. It’s an easy summer sipper, for sure. I just re-stocked a couple of bottles of this wine in my own cellar!
The Sokol Blosser 2019 Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir is $25. You can purchase it on the Sokol Blosser website or ask for it in your local shop.
Stoller Family Estate Rosé
Stoller Family Estate in Newberg, Oregon consistently makes one of my favorite rosé wines year after year. We stocked up on their 2018 rosé, and their 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir is tasting just as refreshing and amazing.
This vintage is whole clustered and fermented in stainless steel. It has aromas of stone fruits and a summer medley of strawberry lemonade and watermelon on the palate.
The Stoller 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir is currently on sale for $19.99 on Wine.com, or you can ask for it in your local shop.
Villa Maria Rosé
Given the distinction of New Zealand’s most admired Wine Brand, Villa Maria produces some stellar Sauvignon Blanc year after year. The latest Rosé vintage is a light pink wine with citrus and red fruit notes, with just a hint of spice.
The Villa Maria 2019 Hawkes Bay Rose can be found for $12.99 on Wine.com or ask for it in your local shop!
Walla Walla Vintner 2019 Rosé
This 2019 Rosé from Walla Walla Vintners in Washington is a beautiful bouquet of summer in a bottle. Bright citrus and watermelon candy on the nose, and watermelon and tropical fruits on the palate. This rosé has fresh acidity that makes it the perfect porch sipper on its own for National Rosé Day (or any day!).
The Walla Walla Vintners 2019 Walla Walla Valley Rose is $20 per bottle. Purchase from the Walla Walla Vintners website, or ask for it in your local shop!
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