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5 pinks to pop

It’s now full-on summer and I’m sure you’re ready for major rosé time. I’ve already clocked a decent amount, so let the recommendations begin!

Made from Grenache, Consult and Syrah, Berne Inspiration ($21) is really light and a perfect Provençal-style rosé. They’re even running a contest to win a trip for 2 to Provence (enter here and bring me if you win!). 

The sustainably-farmed vineyards for Chateau Saint-Roch Old Vines Rosé ($15) are situated in the Roussillon region of France. Grenache and Syrah vines  that are up to 80 years old give this rosé great minerality and floral aromas. 

Look for the Willamette Valley in Oregon if you’re seeking some good Pinot Noir rosé. Every vintage, Stoller ($28) is always a crowd pleaser with its crisp watermelon and strawberry notes, underscored by just a hint of slate. 

I love Pinot Noir-based rosés and Wente’s Niki’s Rosé ($35) is typically elegant and strawberry-inflected. It’s named after Director of Viticulture Niki Wente who wanted to showcase the gravelly charter of the Arroyo Seco soil, giving it an extra layer of depth. 

5 Holy moly is this Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Rosé good. It’s also over $300. But, definitely a splurge to enjoy with its mellow wild raspberry and an incredibly interesting toasted almond nuttiness undercurrent. 

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