Rosés are not red. Violets are not blue. In fact, colors of pink, purple, or orange in your glass will smile back at you.
If you, or your significant other enjoy sweeter Rosés (the 1970’s U.S. surge of “blush wines”), or you like the drier versions (more European), we have a great list below.
To quote William Shakespeare, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
A Dozen Rosés For Your Wine Lover
89 Points: Robert Parker
"The 2009 Rose of Malbec is dark pink in color with an enticing nose of strawberry and cherry. Ripe, dry, and full-flavored"
"One of the more overt, fruit-driven roses of the vintage. Medium in body, the wine possesses gorgeous depth and richness, with a long, polished close"
"Bright pink. Raspberry and blood orange on the nose, with notes of white pepper and fresh bay adding complexity. Spicy red fruit flavors show a refreshingly bitter quality"
"Dried roses, berries, spices, minerals and licorice are some of the notes that emerge from this ethereal, deceptively medium-bodied wine"
"Rich and minerally, with slate and pepper accents to the dried cherry and plum flavors. Features dried mango and citrus on the zesty finish"
Price: $ 19.99
"The mouth feel is succulent, with strawberry, rhubarb and cinnamon flavors. It opens to a fine dense body of wine with a soft texture that is long and beautifully balanced"
Price: $ 11.29
"There is bright strawberry and cherry, along with rich banana, and a hint of rose petals. It finishes nice and surprisingly dry"
Price: $ 15.29
"Fruit-laden roller coaster ride of raspberries, strawberries, lychee nuts and flowers with a silky smooth finish"
Price: $ 10.99
"A luminous magenta hue and beautiful perfume of wild strawberries, tea leaves and violets. Luscious flavors of raspberries, cherries, candied orange and cloves enliven the palate"
Price: $ 16.79
"Vivid pink. Complex, highly aromatic bouquet of pink grapefruit, strawberry, rhubarb and white flowers, with a strong mineral undertone"
Price: $ 13.29
"A dry rosé (made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) with a beautifully fragrant nose, offering alluring aromas of rose petal, strawberry, and cherry"
Price: $ 9.99
"Scents of small red fruits such as raspberries or blackcurrants, and the final taste is very long, leaving an delicate impression of fruitiness"
Price: $ 11.49