Ah, finally it's summer! Which is the perfect time to pop open a bottle of your favorite rosé. But with so many varietals, how do you choose?
Do you prefer a fruity, savory, floral, or elegant rosé? Perhaps, one with a touch of minerality? If you're not sure about your rosé palate just yet, help is here. This list of rosé wines - all made from organic grapes - makes it easy to get tasting, so you can stock your fridge with a pretty in pink libation that is (almost) guaranteed to make you feel like you're suddenly on vacation.
The Experts' Rosé Wine Selections
First, we checked in with five wine experts in California and France on which rosé they're uncorking.
Conrad Reddick, Assistant Director of F&B of The Belvedere at the Penisula Beverly Hills, CA
1. Grenache, Donkey and Goat, Isabel’s Cuvée, Gibson Ranch, Mendocino 2014
Brian Mayer,Sommelier for L’Auberge Del Mar in San Diego, CA
2. Walter Hansel, Rosé of Pinot Noir, Russian River, California, 2014
3. Château La Jeannette, Rosé, Côtes de Provence Cuvée Baguier, France, 2014
4. Domaine de la Mordoree, Rosé, Tavel La Dame Rousse, France, 2014
Nikki Wooldridge, Level 3 Sommelier, Wine Importer, and Owner of Game of Seasons, Dijon, France
5. Laurenti Rosée Champagne, Pinot Noir Rosé, Champagne, France Les Riceys, 2014
6. Domaine Vallot Le Coriançon, Grenache and Cinsault, Vinsobres, 2014
Adnen & Lenora Marouani, Owners of Barsha Wines & Spirits Tasting Room in Hermosa Beach, CA
7. Red Car, Rose, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 2016
8. Chateau Saint Maur, Provence, France 2016
9. Rootdown, Rose, Trousseau, Amador County, CA, 2016
10. Tribute to Grace, Rosé, Grenache, Santa Barbara, CA 2016 (Biodynamic)
Pete Alles, Director of Food & Beverage, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica, CA
11. Le Fraghe ‘Redon’ Bardolino Chiaretto, Corvina, Veneto, Italy, 2016
Need More Delicious Suggestions?
Cheers! Santé! Cin! Cin! Don't wait for a special occasion to pop the cork. Europeans certainly don't. In France, friends gather together nearly every afternoon for a small social hour and at the center is a delicious bottle of wine to share. Every moment can become a celebration. Which like rosé... is very à la française.
Below you'll find even more rosé wines all made with organic grapes in a variety of price points and varietals to savor that range from sweet to dry and floral on the nose to a hint minerality.
12. Chateau Saint Pierre Rosé, Côte de Provence, France 2016, $16.99
13. Martian Ranch & Vineyard, Rosé of Mourvedre, "Down to Earth", Santa Barbara County 2015, $20 (Biodynamic)
14. Quivira, Rosé, Dry Creek Valley, California 2016 $22 (Biodynamic)
15. Les Hauts de Lagarde Rosé, AOC Bordeaux; 2015, $12.99
16. La Marouette Rosé, Grenache, Languedoc, France, 2016, $12 (Vegan)
17. Château Léoube, Rosé, Côtes de Provence, Provence, 2014, $20
18. Truett Hurst, Salmon Run Rosé, Dry Creek Valley, California, 2014 $20 (Biodynamic)
19. Ridge Vineyards, Rosé, Lytton Estate, Dry Creek Valley, California, 2016 $29
20. Martorana Family Winery, Rosé of Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, California, 2016, $23
21. Rosato Roccafiore, Roccafiore, Sangiovese, Todi, Umbria, Italy, 2015, $14
22. Biokult Zweigelt Rose, Austria, 2014, $14, (Vegan)
23. Domaine Cedres Grenache, Syrah, Rose, Cotus du Rhone, France, 2016, $16 (Vegan)
24. Tarantas, Spanish Bobal Rose, Valencia, Spain, 2015, $12 (Vegan)
25. Natura, Rosė, Rapel Valley, Chile, 2016, $12.99
26. Chacewater Syrah Rose, Lake County, 2016, $18 (Vegan)
27. Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Rosé, Mendocino County, California, 2016 $15
28. Domaine Bousquet’s Rosé Sparkling Wine, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Mendoza, Argentina, NV, $13.99
29. Perlage “Altana” Sparkling Rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Veneto, Italy, 2014, $13
30. Leclerc Briant Brut Rosé Champagne, France $65 (Biodynamic)
31. Tarantas Sparkling Rosé, 100% Bobal, Valencia, 2016, $9.99
32. Biokult Pinot Noir, Zweigelt Sparkling Rose, Austria, 2015, $17 (Vegan)
33. Terra Savia Brut Rouge Merlot Sparkling Rose, Mendocino, CA, 2012, $22
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