Summer 2019 Rosé Guide!
It’s here, it’s here! My 2019 rosé guide is fiiiinally here.
Oooh I am so excited to bring you some of my favorite rosés for 2019!
This year, I did something a little different. I wanted to make an ultimate 2019 rosé guide, but with tried and true tested rosés. (P.S. you can find last year’s guide here.) We’ve tried a bunch of new rosés and along with that, I grabbed my very top favorites from the last year or so. I categorized them by price, because if you’re like me, the bottle of rosé that you take to a dinner party may be slightly nicer than the bottle you’ll drink on your back deck on a Wednesday night. You know?!
[Also! A quick note on all that: I live in PA where we can’t get our wine in grocery stores (or Trader Joe’s or ALDI, whomp whomp), so if you live in a different state, you might find prices even lower than some of these. Another quick note would be because of that, some of the rosés my liquor stores carry are still from 2017. I wrote this last year, but with rosé, you want to buy it aged from the previous year (or maybe just one year before, but it’s not a wine that gets better with age). However, being in Pennsylvania (a control state), we get what we get.]
I also listed out the flavor notes for each rosé! I know that for me, the flavor notes are a HUGE selling point. Even though I find that flavor notes can be subjective depending on your palate, I love hearing about the notes. You’ll find all the notes below for these dry rosés. What are you drawn to most? For me, it’s strawberry or watermelon.
Can you imagine all the summer fun we will be having with rosé in the next few weeks/months? Ha
We’ve tried SO many rosés to really narrow it down and make it THE LIST. So here we go!
Summer 2019 Rosé Guide
Rosé under $30
Miraval is a typical fave for me when it comes to pricey rosé. A year or two ago I fell in love with the La Bargemone. This year, I discovered the By.Ott and Hampton Water!
Miraval Rosé // strawberry, citrus
By.Ott Rosé // white peach, apricot, mango
Hampton Water Rosé // strawberry, melon, cherry
La Bargemone Rosé // strawberry, floral
Rose under $20
It is SO hard to pick a favorite here in the under $25s. I’ve loved Minuty for YEARS, but last summer, Notorious Pink came out on top for me. The Palm is better than I expected – I like it better than the original Whispering Angel. The Vanderpump rosé is shockingly good, as is the ever-instagrammable Summer Water!
Summer Water Rosé // grapefruit, strawberry, white peach
Notorious Pink Rosé // melon, raspberry, sweet cherry
Minuty Rosé // peach, candied orange
Vanderpump Rosé // strawberry, tangerine, peach
The Palm by Whispering Angel Rosé // fruity, floral
Rosé under $15
I absolutely love all of the rosé in this category! If I had to pick, the Emotion rosé and the Cote des Roses is definitely a tie for the best.
Pink Flamingo Gris Rosé // red currant, strawberry
Emotion Rosé // strawberry, orange zest, floral
Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses // grapefruit, floral
Julia’s Dazzle Rosé // strawberry, orange blossom, melon
Pascual Toso Barrancas Rose // raspberry, melon
Rosé under $10
There are fairly limited choices around me when it comes to super cheap bottles (i.e. non-canned) of rosé! These are the only two that I actually liked, so here they are!
Hecht and Bannier Languedoc Rosé // raspberry, cherry, pineapple
Nicolas Pinot Noir Rosé // strawberry, apple, citrus
I have come to LOVE canned rosé, especially since it’s easier to get higher quality versions now. Is canned rosé now what boxed wine was in the 90s? It’s the best because it doesn’t require me to open an entire bottle, and I never want wine to go to waste. Obviously. We tried a few other canned rosés here that didn’t make the cut, but these ones are all good!
Underwood Rosé Wine // strawberry, watermelon, peach
Underwood Rose Bubbles // strawberry, fruit cocktail, cherry
House Wine Rosé Bubbles // berry, citrus
Crafter’s Union Rosé // watermelon, strawberry, peach
Sterling Vineyards Rosé // berry, orange blossom
Cupcake Rosé // watermelon, raspberry
Ah So Rosé // citrus, strawberry
C’est Le Vin Barnard Griffin Rosé // cherry, raspberry, citrus
As for what to enjoy your rosé with? WELL.
Right now, I’m very into the simplified cheese board. Of course, I’m all about one heck of an obnoxious cheese board too. Last year, I made a perfect rosé cheese board. But sometimes… you just need simple with chilled wine. This makes it perfect for picnicking, patio-drinking, or vacationing.
Give me a huge wedge of Humboldt Fog, a baguette and some grapes or cherries. Or watermelon, since we’re doing rosé!
And of course, I had to shoot one more rosé starburst like I did last year.
I know we’ve talked about rosé a LOT since my post last year, but I’d love to hear if you’ve found a new rosé to love or what you’re excited to drink this summer!? Tell me below!
Have you even seen a more beautiful meal?
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Yum, all of these sound great and I’m so glad you arranged them according to price category; it definitely is helpful!
My current favorite is CHOPO rosé.
There’s a hint of peach and the bottle is beautiful. Pairs perfectly with an aged Gouda (but then again, what doesn’t?!)
We have Total Wine here and my favorite employee happened to see me a while back and just dropped it in my cart as she walked past with another customer.
I’m also enjoying Luc Pirlet and Samuel Robert’s rosés this year
Follow up, when I was in Paris a few months back, I couldn’t get enough of PINK FLAMINGO IGP Sables de Camargue. I can’t find it near me, but if you see it, buy it!
This is a very niche recommendation but for anyone who makes it to the Burlington, VT area (which you totally should because it’s amazing) – seek out Shelburne Vineyards Capsize. If you’re really lucky, you’ll go to dinner on a warm day, sit outside, and find it on draft. They’ll bring you a glass that’s instantly sweaty because draft wine is so, so cold and you will know that you are experiencing peak summer.
I tried the JNSQ rose’ and it was AMAZING 😉 . Can’t wait to try some more .
Love to read wine posts from fellow PA residents! I get so jealous reading stuff from people in other states because they have so many more options. If our Aldis ever get wine I may never go to another store again.
I know, right?! Anytime I see a post that’s all “too wines to get from Costco!” I just get bummed.
I only recently discovered that roses don’t have to be cloyingly sweet! I really enjoyed a couple dry rose wines in Paris so I’m excited to try some of these out!
Have you tried Rhinegeist bubbles? Love it!
Love this list! I am definitely going to try some of these. I may or may not have bought a wine slushy maker from W-S. What can I say, I still love Frose. Is that too 2017? I don’t care! Anyway, some rose with baguette, cheese and fruit is my perfect dinner.
Can you recommend
any organic and/or biodynamic roses?
Are any of the wines you recommended in these categories?
Tried and true for me is Summer Water. it never disappoints.
Boston area readers — I just picked up the Palm and Minuty for $15 and $14 respectively, at Gary’s Liqour in Chestnut Hill!
Have you had luck finding these at any particular liquor store in/around Pittsburgh? Selections vary so much from store to store, so I’m definitely willing to seek out one with the best variety – especially of the canned options!
Maureen – pro tip: you can get anything shipped to your local store if you go on the PA Wine & Spirits site and request it. It takes about a week (they say longer, but generally a week) and you can put someone else who is 21+ on the order to pick it up. Hope that helps you!
Between you and Bev’s recommendations I’m always at my local stores here in MI, looking at my phone trying to find all these lol!
Thank you! Thank you! This is perfect for our wine club to use for rose’ selections next month!
Oh what I would have given to have been a part of this taste-testing party. ;) LOVE this list!!
I mean, you can’t go wrong with Hampton Water since it’s owned by Jon Bon Jovi and his son! 😍
About the canned roses- are the bubbly? I opened a bottle of Underwood last month and it was effervescent, which is not what I expect in wines. It turned me off of rose entirely, but I’d like to sample some of the cans, if they’re flat. Let me know what you’ve found!
Best ever!!! LOVE everything about this!
oh my gosh, you should try Scout & Cellars Rose’s. They have a summer tasting set on their site. Their wines come from vineyards that do not have any added sugars, dyes or pesticides. Did you know some wines can add up to 500 calories because of added sugars? Ridiculous! Anyway, here is my site: http://www.scoutandcellar.com/susanfeinberg. Enjoy!
Luc Belaire and Flowers are my favorite. A bit more expensive but worth it.
I LOVED the Underwood rose bubbles.
Is there any way you can modify this to include if the Rose is dry or sweet??
So my guilty pleasure this summer will be watching Vanderpump Rules on Hulu drink Vanderpump Rose.
The pictures made me giddy for summer. I cant wait to have some girlfriends over to start enjoying sunny evenings.
Bought the palm today on your rec! It’s so good!!! Can’t wait to check out the rest.
Bought Diving into Hampton Water, cause obviously…Bon Jovi! (Huge fan) I was shocked to find it was so delicious. I was not expecting it to be that good. Miraval is one of my faves too. I will have to try some of these. I’m a sucker for a pretty bottle too.
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Rosé! Wonderful suggestions. Did you know that La Bargemone was bio? More and more of the wonderful wines are bio, which means avoiding the terrible headaches associated – sometimes – to rosé wines… Thanks. P.S. The cheese needed a little more time aging. The solid part in the middle is way too solid still… Difficult to find really good cheese in the US. Better than before but still a journey.
Whispering Angel was one of my faves I tried from your list last year, so I guess I need to try the Palms! But in truth, I’m going to try more than just that one! Hope I can get my hands on some canned Rose this year, my hubs isn’t a huge fan, so it will be great to have just a single serving I can go to!
Ahhh, this post speaks to my heart! It was like you were reading my mind :)
I totally made a spreadsheet of the list. Yup. I did.
Jessica, I LIVE for these posts! We have very similar taste in roses – though I tend to prefer more slatey and peach notes in mine. Minuty has been my go-to for years now, Mirabal and Whispering Angel are amazing when I can get them on sale (chairman’s select, what up!). I recommend checking out the rose from our favorite Italian vineyard, La Spinetta, which has a 4.0 on Vivino and is so so nice. We just got 3 more bottles shipped to our local PA Wine & Spirits store…just in time for spending the weekend in the pool! Also, please tell me that you and Lacey wrote this post while on your pink flamingo float in your pool :)
I have found I typically like roses from Cotes de Provence the best….and actually, my very favorite I’ve found (here in NYC at least) is MIP which stands for “Made in Provence” – so good, definitely my favorite so far.
Are any of these sweet, I can’t do a dry wine :(
Eleven Eleven Rose! This is from a small boutique winery in the Napa Valley. They make amazing wines! I just shared a bottle of their Rose last night with friends and it was outstanding! Highly recommend!
I am so thankful for this guide!! I tried Rose for the first time last year, and I seriously didn’t get all the fuss… rose all day. I see it all the time on social media and wanted to join in on the fun. Maybe I just got a “bad” one. I will try again utilizing this guide and reading the comments 😊
Per your list, I bought a bottle of Notorious Pink…I’ve never loved anything more. Thank you! <3
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Thank you for posting this! I loved last year’s post so I automatically saved this one when I saw it on my feed. I recommend Chateau de Fabregues Costieres de Nimes rose – I found it in NJ and it’s between $15-20!
I just recently discovered the Notorious Pink at a great restaurant near the Poconos and I think that is THE BEST Rose’. I could not get enough of it….Of course my little Wine & Spirits store near my house in Eastern PA does not carry it, so I will need to pull out the big guns and go to the larger store on the other side of town. So worth it!
Thanks for the guide and I am sure you had a great time testing all of these! I know I would!
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I just tried the Vanderpump Rose! OMG!!!!! It is now my favorite Rose this summer. I am also enjoying LaCrema Monterey Rose.
This post was so pretty to read! It makes me what to go out and buy them all! Love all your pictures. Thanks for new bottles to try.
The best Rose I had has this year is from Western Pennsylvania – Borelli Cellars located in Burgettstown, PA. If you have not tried it yet, then it is a must.
What?! No straight up Whispering Angel? OMG, I’m at a loss. It’s my absolute favorite. I will consider trying some of these others, but STILL. No mention? Thanks, though, for all your hard work sampling these roses.💕I will default to Whispering Angel unless something crazy happens.