About Rose

About Rose
Rosé refers to a wine made when red grapes are given slight skin contact to produce a blush, light copper, salmon or pink color. Rosés range from bone-dry to medium- sweet and are made in most major wine producing countries. Among the most famous examples are Tavel from France’s Rhone Valley, numerous offerings from Provence in southern France as well as several excellent versions from Puglia in southern Italy.

Often thought of as a summer wine – in this case, a substitute for red wine when the weather is hot – they can be enjoyed year round. The drier versions, of course, are meat for food pairings; recommended matches include chicken salad, vegetables and seafood such as tuna or salmon (especially with a rich rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir).

Top Picks for Rose

Weis Vineyards 2021 Dry Rosé Finger Lakes
96 points
$19
Best Buy
A vibrantly delicious Rose that whets the appetite and satisfies the soul; a benchmark for New York rose.
Awards: '2022 New York Wine Classic - Best Pink Wine' 2022 New York Wine Classic - Best Rosé (0 to 2% RS) 2022 Best Rosé (0 to 2% RS)
96 points $19 Best Buy
Wayne Gretzky 2021 Founders Series Rosé Niagara Peninsula VQA
95 points
$13
Best Buy
Well done Niagara, this Rosé is going to give France a run for their money.
Awards: 2022 World Wine Championships - Best Value Canadian Rose
95 points $13 Best Buy
Weis Vineyards 2021 Dry Rosé Zweigelt
95 points
$23
A rich and savory Rose that will be absolutely perfect for cheese platters.
Mercer Estates 2021 Spice Cabinet Vineyard Rosé Grenache
95 points
$15
Best Buy
A beautiful, round and juicy, fruit-packed rose that is deliciously pleasing.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Rose
95 points $15 Best Buy
Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve Rosé Niagara Peninsula VQA
94 points
$9
Best Buy
Fruity yet savory, this is an easy enough to drink every day Rosé, but also complex enough to bring to dinner.
Awards: Exceptional Value
94 points $9 Best Buy
Zonte’s Footstep 2022 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé Fleurieu Peninsula
94 points
$20
Best Buy
A dry yet fruit-forward Rosé with well balanced acidity, this would hold up to the classic French Rosé styles.
Awards: 2022 World Wine Championships - Best Value Australian Rose Most Giftable Wine
94 points $20 Best Buy
William Heritage 2021 Rosé Outer Coastal Plain
94 points
$26
A pleasant and approachable berry-forward Rose to sip all day.
Capo Creek 2022 Estate Rosé Dry Creek Valley
93 points
$28
A tasty and appetizing Rosé with a fine balance of fruit, acidity and fruit tannins; a great choice for summer salads and all manner of brunching.
Paradise Ridge 2022 Brides Blush Rosé Russian River Valley
93 points
$32
A lovely expression of red berries and citrus with a savory herbal lift.
Duck Pond 2022 Rosé Willamette Valley
93 points
$14
Best Buy
Savory and herbal while maintaining delicate fruit flavors and aromas, this is a great sipper, complex enough to hold up to roasted duck or grilled salmon.
93 points $14 Best Buy