Calstar Cellars Rosé of Pinot Meunier 2013
$20, RSVP Wines
Winemaker Rick Davis enjoys renown as a craftsman of fine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in California. When he decided to try his hand at something pink, the result was a juicy, ever-so-slightly off-dry expression, full of watermelon and raspberry tones.
Saint Roch les Vignes Côtes de Provence 2013
$15, Washburn Wine Co.
The trademark pale-salmon color of rosés from France’s Provence region could fool you into thinking that the wine lacks flavor. It doesn’t. Bright raspberry, peach, and lemony citrus burst from the wine, with a dry finish laced with savory herbs.
Castello di Ama Rosato 2013
$25, The Country Vintner
Castello di Ama is among the best wineries of Italy’s Chianti region. The estate’s Rosé is hewn from the same Sangiovese crop as the area’s red wines and echoes their earthy, red-cherry intensity. It is a broader interpretation of rosé, with a slightly creamy finish.
Warm weather is finally in full bloom. For wine lovers, that means it’s time to drink rosé. If you associate rosé with the sickly sweet pink stuff of the past, please know that the wine has grown up. We’ve culled three delicious examples that have sprouted up this season.