Rosés

Our Top Spring Rosés

Summer in a Bottle Rosé

Wolffer Estate's 'Summer in a Bottle' Hamptons Rosé 2018 (NY)

An iconic South Fork blush bottling (and oftentimes near impossible to procure) this wildly popular pink pour is lush and elegant with a vibrant mouthfeel and perfect balance between fresh fruit and zippy red berry fruit acidity. This will shine alongside hors d’oeuvres such as smoked salmon, mini lobster rolls, steamed shrimp dumplings and melon gazpacho. $23.99

Bonny Doon Vineyards 'Vin Gris de Cigare' Central Coast 2018

Bonny Doon Vineyards 'Vin Gris de Cigare' Central Coast 2018 (CA)

Crafted in a bold Mediterranean style, this perennial lovely serves up waves of vibrant red berry, peach and blood orange aromas that are complemented by suave flora and mineral notes. Silky and energetic on the palate, showing great texture and subtly sweet strawberry, white peach and melon flavors that firm up and become spicier on the back half. Weighty but dry and gripping. This Bandol look-alike will sing alongside everything from Lemon-Herb Rotisserie Chicken to Whole Grilled Branzino with an Olive & Fennel Tapenade. $14.99

Chateau de St. Martin Grande-Reserve Cru Classe Rose 2018

Chateau de St. Martin 'Grande Reserve' Cru Classe Rose 2018 (FR)

Fresh, mineral-laced citrus fruits and red berries brighten the fragrant nose of this classic Provencal Cru Classe Rose. Smooth and fleshy but energetic as well, showing good heft and cut to the raspberry, blood orange and melon flavors. Firms up nicely on the finish, which hangs on with lively, mineral-driven persistence. Transport yourself to St. Tropez with a glass of this and a Grilled Tuna Salad Nicoise or a Summer Ratatouille with Grilled Prawns. $21.99

domaine de l olivette rosé gp mont caume france

Domaine de L'Olivette 'Mont Caume' Rose 2018 (FR)

The second label from one of our favorite Bandol producers. The soft aromatics almost caress the nose: sensual and voluptuous fragrance of rose with a light touch of peony and jasmine. A surprising but very pleasing energy on the palate, with a pomelo and crystallized orange finish lingering for a good while. This blushing lovely is a smoking value in Provencal pink. Try alongside Grilled Baby Lamb Chops and Charred Baby Zucchini with Mint, Lemon and Extra-Virgin Olive Oil. $14.99

 

Maz Caz Rosé

Maz Caz Costieres de Nimes Rose 2017 (FR)

Michele d’Aprix, a UC Davis graduate who studied winemaking with Bordeaux legend Stephane Derenoncourt, is the talent behind Maz Caz. Her 2017 rosé is a Syrah dominant blend, with 20% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre, all vinified in tank. Floral, dark-fruited aromas give way to tart berries and zesty acidity on the palate - perfect with salads, young cheese, and all things grilled! $8.99

 

Domaine Lafond Rosé

Domaine Lafond Tavel Rose 2017 (FR)

"A dependable producer of Tavel and Lirac, the Lafonds have turned out a spice-driven 2017 Tavel that delivers all the goods. Hints of allspice and clove accent watermelon and red berry flavors, while the palate is medium to full-bodied and richly textured, leading into a long, silky finish." ~ WA
WA93  $17.99

Pinot Project Rosé

The Pinot Project Rose delle Venezie 2018 (IT)

A light, bright and refreshing rose produced from the Pinot Grigio grape. Flavors of raspberry, citrus and fresh grapefruit come through on the nose follow through on the palate. A very easy summer sipper for poolside or with a Mango-Shrimp Ceviche, Porchetta Panini or Tempura Vegetables. $12.99

Pasqua 11 Minute Rosé

Pasqua '11 Minutes' Rose delle Venezie 2017 (IT)

This rose displays a pale coral salmon color, with wild strawberry, raspberry and pink grapefruit notes on the nose. On the palate, the delicate touch of the winemaking has resulted in a lively lifted palate with pink, soft red fruits and balanced refreshing natural fruit acidity, resulting in a bright, clean dry finish. A more-than-satisfying sip alongside a Spring Risotto with Asparagus, Peas and Proscuitto or a Grilled Eggplant Rollatini stuffed with Ricotta, Lemon and Herbs. $14.99

Von Winning Pinot Noir Rose 2018

Von Winning Pinot Noir Rose 2018 (GER)

This pink Pinot Noir from the great Von Winning estate in Germany is absolutely succulent with quenching flavors of cranberry, cherry, yellow plum and citrus fruits. It really POPS on the palate! Try with Sushi, Dim Sum, steamed or seared Salmon and anything with young Goat Cheese. $19.99