Juicy, fruity, fresh, and fragrant. There is a reason National Rosé Day occurs in June, as the summer-time favorite will transport you to a sunny location within the first few sips from the glass. It also occurs at this time of the year as many wineries have just released the new vintage, Rosé is often best enjoyed within the year of the variety’s harvest, when the fruit is bright and the palate is crisp.
Lively, layered, and vibrant, Beronia Rioja Rosé ($15) blends Tempranillo with Garnacha from Spain’s Alta Rioja region, inland from the coast, enjoying a continental climate of hot Spanish days bringing richness and ripe fruit-forward flavors to the wine. Aromas of wild rose and citrus blossom opens in the wine, with subtle hints of soft herb. The delicate, enticing palate showcases watermelon, blood orange, and raspberry. The perfect wine to pair with charcuterie and cheese, seafood paella, and roasted summer vegetables.
Portugal’s Herdade do Esporao showcases the warm weather region of Alentejo, inland from Lisbon in the southern part of the country, with organic vineyards filled with granite and schist, giving earthy minerality to the powerful wines of the region. Monte Velho Rosé ($11) blends Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, and Syrah, from organic vineyards throughout the region, producing a rich, nicely gastronomic option. Clean and easy, the wine reveals layers of wild strawberry, raspberry, and pomegranate, with soft herbs like mint and tarragon. Pair with spicy Asian or Mexican flavors, big summer salads, or roasted salmon.
Nestled into the Cascade Mountains of Washington’s Goose Gap AVA, Goose Ridge Estate Winery celebrates the diversity of soils and microclimates their Goose Ridge estate vineyard enjoys, located not far from Washington’s Red Mountain AVA. Goose Ridge is focused on minimal intervention farming, managing the vineyard sustainably, and producing highly concentrated fruit for its wines, which include everything from Rhone and Bordeaux varieties to cool-climate Pinot Gris and Riesling. Revelation Rosé ($18) also celebrates the women of the winery, three generations dedicated to delivering authentic wines with character. A blend of smoky Syrah, earthy Mourvedre, fruity Pinot Gris, spicy Grenache, and more, the layered wine packs a punch of juicy, fruity flavor. Bright and fresh, a lovely option to enjoy poolside all summer long.
With the tagline “bottled sunshine” Rabble Wines crafts their Rabble Rosé of Syrah ($20) is crafted from sustainably grown vines in Paso Robles. Punchy and vibrant, the wine opens with citrus blossom and wildflower, followed by a fresh palate of ruby red grapefruit, raspberry, guava, and watermelon. Food-friendly and lush, pair with fresh crab or shrimp, grilled or braised vegetables, or poached salmon.
Crafted with the style of Provence, France, in California, Decoy Rosé ($20) melds 65% Syrah, 14% Grenache, 11% Carignan, and 10% Rolle (Vermentino), from fruit grown specifically for the production of Rosé wine. Balanced, crisp, and very dry, the wine reveals layers of tangerine, cantaloupe, ripe watermelon, and Meyer lemon. A consistently delicious option from the Duckhorn portfolio of wines.