Enjoyed for centuries in Europe, rosé wines have more recently gained popularity stateside, and we’re all about it. The refreshing, unique style brings light summery flavors which pair deliciously with fresh fruits like strawberries and watermelon. Because of the refreshing crispness, they also pair well with young cheeses like chèvre. Keep reading for some suggestions on wines to try this spring and summer.
La Crema Monterey Rosé 2016: La Crema has been making award-winning, artisanal wine for 40 years and this rosé is also a winner. This rosé of pinot noir has aromas of orange and pink grapefruit followed by a touch of sour orange, maraschino cherry and slight minerality.
Miraval Cotes de Provence Rosé: Rich in caramel, strawberry fruit and spice, this 91-point wine is an inspiration from Provence. Known for its celebrity ownership (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie), this work of art should be a celebrity all its own.
Très Chic Rosé: One sip of this beauty and you'll think you’ve been transported to the South of France. Rose petal-colored with red berry fruits, grapefruit and notes of Provence herbs, this rosé leans towards the drier side and is a terrific value.
Perrin Réserve Côtes du Rhône Rosé: Produced from the vineyard Le Grand Prébois in Orangee, this wine is a well-balanced blend of cinsault, grenache, mourvédre and syrah. Serve chilled with light foods and Mediterranean dishes.
Drop by the adult beverage department at Sonoma Market for these great rosés and other wonderful wines, beers and spirits!