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?