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

Mercer Estates 2021 Spice Cabinet Vineyard Rosé Grenache
95 points
$15
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of mixed berry salad, pickled melon, dainty dried flowers, and hint of bubblegum with a round, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, delightful, medium-long finish that shows accents of cherry and watermelon sorbet with no oak flavor. A beautiful, round and juicy, fruit-packed rose that is deliciously pleasing.
95 points $15 Best Buy
Duck Pond 2021 Rosé Oregon
93 points
$14
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Unusual aromas and flavors of strawberry, red delicious apple, raspberry, and rose petal with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, eccentric, agreeable finish with overtones of strawberries in milk, watermelon, and blood orange. A complex and enjoyable surprise of a rose with zippy acid that makes this a great summer sipper.
93 points $14 Best Buy
Portlandia 2021 Rosé Columbia Valley
93 points
$17
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of banana gelato and melon balls with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long finish with touches of strawberries in vanilla cream with no oak flavor. A sleek, rich and delicious rose that is bursting with fruit and is sure to please.
93 points $17 Best Buy
Vezer Family Vineyard 2021 Blue Victorian Suisun Valley
93 points
$42
Reddish amber color. Attractive aromas of dried strawberries and cherries and raspberry blossoms with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, delightful, medium-long green apple and blood orange relish, spiced watermelon, and minerals finish with crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nicely layered, vibrant and elegant rose that is like Spring in a glass.
Penns Woods 2021 Rose Pennsylvania
92 points
$28
Pink color. Aroma of ramps with a dry full body and a long watermelon, fresh ramps, and oyster shell finish with no oak flavor. A dry Provençal style rose to pair with both good times and great friends.
Good Natured 2021 Rosé Niagara Peninsula VQA
91 points
$10
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of cherry sauce, watermelon, and spring blossoms with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of strawberry jam on toast, tamarind paste, and cotton candy with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A silky fruit-driven Rose that is sure to please.
91 points $10 Best Buy
William Heritage 2020 Rosé Outer Coastal Plain
91 points
$24
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of cherry preserves and green apples with a supple, crisp, petillant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, medium-length strawberry-rhubarb pie finish with no oak flavor. A juicy, plush rose with ripe, summer fruit flavors.
White Horse Winery 2020 Estate Reserve Rosé Outer Coastal Plain
91 points
$29
Bright pink coral color. Attractive aromas of cranberry, thyme, and lavender with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, refreshing, medium-length watermelon, spritz of tangerine, and lemongrass finish with no oak flavor. A rose with lovely round texture and a Francophone vibe that is sure to delight the rose lover.
Corner 103 2020 Rosé Pinot Noir
91 points
$30
Light coral orange color. Aromas and flavors of warm strawberry jam, thyme, and hints of pastry with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, charming, medium-length finish that exhibits touches of pink peppercorns and pastry cream with no oak flavor. A juicy, full-flavored Rosé with a sophisticated fruit profile.
South Coast 2020 Grenache Noir Rosé Temecula Valley
91 points
$19
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of ripe strawberry, baked raspberries, sugared rhubarb, hints of peppermint, and orange marmalade with a round, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, stimulating, long finish with accents of peony blossom and watermelon with no oak flavor. An instantly appealing Rosé with a lengthy and satisfying finish.