I couldn't let National Rosé Day pass with sharing my personal favorites. But first, a disclaimer: I'm very new to the world of rosé. While G is responsible for the maturity of my wine pallet, he isn't a fan of rosé at all, so I've been venturing out into those waters solo. I can't make the claim that these wines are the best the rosé world has to offer. But I can say that they are crisp, refreshing, and easy drinking (all exactly what I'm looking for during the summer months). Here are my current favorites:
1) SAMUEL ROBERT ROSE WILLAMETTE "VINTNER'S RESERVE", 2019
This wine was a gamble for me - I went with it simply because it was one I hadn't tried yet on the top 12 wines for summer list at our local Total Wine. It was delightful. Medium-bodied, slightly sweet, and fruit forward with notes of watermelon, strawberry, and plum.
2) CHEMIN DES SABLES IGP MEDITERRANEE
This surprisingly affordable (read: under $10) wine is what I typically reach for when I grab a rosé. It's bright, crisp, and has hints of citrus and strawberry. The light body makes it especially easy to sip on when it's hot outside.