There couldn’t be a better time for National Rosé Day – let’s try to lift our spirits with these five good ones. I’ll be bringing recommendations all summer long.
Gehricke Carneros: Loved this, and not just because it was one of my first rosé happy hours outside on the deck. I just love Pinot Noir rosés and this one has some relaxing watermelon and a good nerve of acidity. $29
Chateau Peyrassol: Lovely light and delicate orange blossom from Provence. Pale pinkers, this is your summer go to. $25
Chateau Sainte Marguerite Cru Classe 2019 Love Provence: A Grenache Cinsault blend from 1936 vines, this has some light strawberry and white peach. Could’ve drunk this all summer night long. $22
Domaine de La Solitude: Could there be a more apt rosé name for our times?? This Cotes du Rhone Rosé blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah has red berries and red currants, which makes it especially good when you need a rosé with food and not just a deck sipper. $15
Patient Cottat Anciennes Vignes Sancerre 2018: I sampled a few rosés from the Loire, all made with Pinot Noir, and this was my favorite of the bunch because it had a little more character to it, with some punchy red berry notes. Often I find Sancerre rosé a bit simpy (that’s my made up word for simple and wimpy). Unfortunately I can’t find it anywhere online, so next month I’ll try to offer a more widely available Loire rosé one for you. And not a simpy one. $28
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