Ryan walked into my office unannounced yesterday afternoon with flowers and a bottle of champagne in hand to deliver some really, really good news. When I looked at the bottle, I was a bit surprised by his selection – Veuve Cliquot rosé, not the traditional yellow label.
I guess it is the summer of rosé — a trend that I am fully on board with. Just in case you are looking for a bottle of wine for the long weekend, here are my three favorite [easy to find] rosés this summer:
Aimé Roquesante Rosé
[ Available at Whole Foods, $14 ]
Charles & Charles Rosé
This wine holds a special place in my heart, as it was the first rosé I ever found that I really enjoyed. It received 90 points from Wine Spectator and is 100% Syrah. The bottle has a screw top making it the perfect choice for a picnic or evening at the beach. The tasting notes describe the wine with words like watermelon, grass and wet stones – what could possibly be more appropriate for summer?
[ Available at Total Wine, $13 ]
Veuve Cliquot Rosé
This is the most expensive pick, but if a celebration is in order I can’t imagine better summer bubbles.
[ Available at Total Wine, $59 ]