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Our Top 3 Picks for Rosé Wine this Summer 2021

Rosé in various wine glasses

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Happy Rosé Day (i.e. June 12th, 2021)!

You got to love these themed days, because of course we have to appreciate and celebrate the Rosé wine. 

What is Rosé?

Rosé is wine that, like its name implies, is pink in color due to the methods in which it is made.  These methods are by 1) fermenting wine for a short period of time with its grape skins, 2) using the pink wine byproduct of “saignée” (“Bleeding” red wine) and 2)  blending white and red wines together (a disfavored method by some). As a result, rosés can be made from a variety of grapes, especially red wine grapes, from Cabernet Sauvignon to Pinot Grigio. Additionally, these wines can be made still or sparkling. 

As rosés can have such variety, there is a range of color and flavors, pairing nicely with everything from green salads, cheese plates and even barbequed lamb/pork.  Be sure to check the dryness/sweetness of the rosé and flavor profiles to know how best to drink and pair the rosé.


Below are some of the recent rosés we’ve tried and recommend for you to enjoy this summer and Rosé day!

1. Long Meadow Ranch Rosé of Pinot Grigio

Rating: 4.5 Stars (out of 5)

Price: $26.00 per bottle

ABV: 13%

Long Meadow Ranch Rose Pinot Noir and Carafe

This dry, crisp and floral rosé had us singing its praises during and after our experience at Long Meadow Ranch in St Helena, California. It was refreshing, balanced, and a great pairing for our lunch of a fresh green salad and cheese plate.

If you’re in the neighborhood, go visit Long Meadow Ranch and try its Rosé of Pinot Noir.  You can buy both by glass for $14 at the Farmstead restaurant or buy a whole 750ml bottle for $26 at Long Meadow Ranch’s store.  If you can’t make it to St. Helena any time soon, order it online, have it during a nice meal and let us know what you think.

See our full review below: 

Long Meadow Ranch Rose of Pinot Noir

2. Trader Joe’s Conte Priuli Prosecco Rosé

RATING: 4 STARS (OUT OF 5)

Price: $6.99 per bottle

ABV: 11%

Trader Joe's Conte Priuli label

This is a sparkling wine Prosecco Rosé that balances both sweetness and acidity, giving off various fruit flavors, particularly citrus. Its flavors and its bubbly nature make it a solid wine to serve during various occasions, from a lunch with seafood (or quiche, as recommended by Conte Priuli) to summer afternoon snacks. One 750ml bottle of this sparkling wine goes for $6.99 at Trader Joe’s, which makes this a great value.

See our full review below: 

Trader Joe’s Conte Priuli Prosecco Rosé

3. Trader Joe’s Cote des Rosés by Gerard Bertrand

RATING: 4 STARS (OUT OF 5)

Price: $12.99 per bottle

ABV: 13%

We have yet to write out a full review for this bottle of wine, but with fruity aromas with sweet flavors, this Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault blend is a great rosé for this summer.  As described by its producer, this is “a wine [that should be] given in the same way you would offer a bunch of roses!”

Like many other Trader Joe’s products, this quality product has good value as it is only $12.99 for a bottle.  But heads up, items come in and out of stock and usually sell fast if they’re good and unique, like this wine.

Celebrate this Rosé day (and this summer) with some of these wines, found at Long Meadow Ranch, Trader Joe’s and other various retailers!  

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