Observed annually on the second Saturday in June, National Rosé Day honors everyone’s favorite summer wine (as if they needed a reason!). While it’s perfect for pool parties and front porch sipping, we’re firm believers that rosé can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere.
When National Rosé Day comes along this Saturday, don’t be empty handed. Here are six of our current favorites that we know you’ll love, too.
2018 FOLEY SONOMA ROSÉ OF PINOT, RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
With its third year of rosé production, Foley Sonoma decided to showcase the beautiful, bright acidity of the Redwood Block vineyard at Trenton Station and a touch of the elegant, fresh Alexander Valley Grenache. A lovely pale salmon color in the glass, their 2018 Winemaker Series Rosé offers lovely aromas of strawberry, raspberry and watermelon. These aromas carry through to the palate, which offers crisp acidity and a lingering juicy finish. | $22, available here
2018 THE FOUR GRACES ROSÉ OF PINOT, DUNDEE HILLS
The 2018 Rosé from The Four Graces is a beautiful light pink color with a touch of rouge. Delicate aromas of Montmorency cherry, wild strawberry, Meyer lemon and a hint of light crème fraiche sets the tone for this delightful rosé. The palate shows bright notes of ripe strawberry that lead into a soft minerality. A lively acidity accents the ripe fruit flavors and carries the wine into a crisp finish. | $32, call 855-883-8688 for availability
2017 FOLEY JOHNSON ESTATE ROSÉ, RUTHERFORD
The 2017 Foley Johnson Estate Rosé showcases a beautiful combination of varietals that creates a truly unique expression of Napa Valley Rosé. On the nose, elegant notes of focused cranberry and bright cherry emerge. The palate is intense but refined with soft juicy blackberry complemented by fresh cracked white pepper and herbal accents. The mouthfeel is pleasantly robust while a refreshing acidity balances the wine. As an added bonus, this wine is currently the Foley Food & Wine Society Featured Wine – meaning you’re shipping is as low as 1¢ when it’s included in your order. | $34, available here
2018 ACROBAT ROSÉ OF PINOT, OREGON
2018 Acrobat Rosé of Pinot Noir has a beautiful, vibrant hue of pale pink Pinot Noir skins. The nose exudes fresh cut strawberries with lemon zest and floral tinges. The palate is laser-focused with bright flavors of fresh strawberries and raspberries, with a pleasant structure of lively, clean acidity. There is an overall striking balance of fresh fruit and structure that begs to be paired with a variety of food, especially cheeses and charcuterie. | $15, available here
2018 SEBASTIANI ROSÉ, CARNEROS
A lovely pale salmon color in the glass, Sebastiani’s 2018 Rosé offers fragrant aromas of strawberry, melon and rose petal. The palate is delicate and crisp, with bright acidity and notes of raspberry, cherry and orange zest. The finish offers a subtle minerality with lingering floral notes. Sebastiani winemaker David Nakaji recommends enjoying this wine on a warm afternoon by itself, or with light seafood or cheese dishes. | $28, available here
2018 THREE RIVERS ESTATE CAB FRANC ROSÉ, WALLA WALLA
The Cabernet Franc grapes used in Three Rivers’ 2018 Rosé were destemmed and very gently pressed immediately upon picking, with the color only being extracted during the short pressing process. Fragrant aromas of hibiscus, clementine and wild mountain strawberry emerge at the first pour. Flavors of juicy citrus and strawberry fruit dance on the palate, finishing dry with crisp acidity. | $20, available here