Rosé season is officially kicking off with National Rosé Day (June 13th) and we are thrilled to be popping the cork on some of our favorite bottles to celebrate. Rosé is one of the most versatile wines, refreshing as an aperitif, and a must-have during the summer months for its ability to elevate any salad, seafood dish, or picnic—and it’s the deliciously crisp and invigorating partner for taking in nightly sunsets.
Raise your glass because it’s time to swap your drink to pink with this list of five fantastic rosés, ideal for uncorking on National Rosé Day, and all summer long.
2019 BANSHEE ROSÉ, MENDOCINO COUNTY
A refreshing blend of 48% Sangiovese, 25% Grenache, 16% Syrah, 8% Barbera, and 3% Zinfandel, this stunner offers bright flavors of juicy cantaloupe and honeydew melon, giving way to a slight kiss of Meyer lemon, underscored by zesty acidity. Elegant. Beautifully balanced. What more could you ask for in a rosé?
2019 THREE RIVERS ESTATE CABERNET FRANC ROSÉ, WALLA WALLA VALLEY
We knew our list wouldn’t be complete without the carefully crafted Cabernet Franc Rosé from Three Rivers Winery in Walla Walla, Washington. Aged entirely in stainless steel, this is crisp and bone-dry delivering fragrant aromas of watermelon, pink bubblegum, and fresh strawberry on the nose and palate. Grab a couple of glasses (or water canteens, we won’t judge) and head to the beach to sip on this delicious rosé.
2019 ACROBAT ROSÉ, OREGON
The Acrobat Rosé has an overall striking balance of fresh fruit and structure that begs to be paired with food— especially cheese and charcuterie. Flavors of strawberries and juicy pears linger on the palate, followed by a refreshing zing of lemon zest on the finish. Not only is this rosé exceptionally tasty, but it’s also budget-friendly.
2019 THE FOUR GRACES ROSÉ OF PINOT, DUNDEE HILLS
Crafted from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, this rosé exhibits flavors of fresh wild strawberry, Meyer lemon, and a hint of creme fraiche, which is cut through by mouthwatering acidity that lifts the ripe fruit flavors and carries the wine into a crisp finish. Pair with herb-crusted grilled chicken or fish.
2019 FOLEY JOHNSON ROSÉ, RUTHERFORD, NAPA VALLEY
From our Napa Valley estate, this shows a gorgeous soft pink color in the glass with elegant aromas of ripe raspberry and strawberry. On the palate, it’s bright with concentrated flavors of red berry and tart lime. The result is a wine that is refreshing and crisp with balanced acidity that lends itself to a delicious and long-finish.
And be sure to check out these other great rosé wines available from The Foley Food & Wine Society.