Espirito Lagoalva 2011

Tejo, Portugal


Easy drinking, fruity and aromatic; dark magenta in color. Blend of Syrah and Touriga Nacional from a small region near Lisbon. One of the most surprising values in any category I've found this summer.

Les Ligeriens Rosé d'Anjou 2011

Loire Valley, France


Another tremendous value from a classic rosé region. Pale, with a nose of berries and herbs, and a pleasant balance of acidity and just a kiss of sweet.

Wirra Wirra Mrs. Wigley Rosé 2011

McLaren Vale, Australia


Loads of raspberry on the nose. Lively, dry, with soft floral notes and good acidity.

Sauvion Rosé d'Anjou 2011

Loire Valley, France


Unique orange-pink blend of groslot and gamay, with lots of strawberry and watermelon on the nose. Very light and refreshing; a perfect aperitif.

Vitiano Rosato 2011

Umbria, Italy

$ 11.99

Blend of Sangiovese, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and local Aleatico. One of the favorites of this tasting. A complex nose with lots of fruit, and a basil note. This will be perfect with spicy sausage from the grill.

Domaine des Carteresses 2011

Tavel, France


Big and full-bodied for a rosé. Ruby in color, with fresh cherry, raspberry and spice, and a long finish.

Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare 2011

Santa Cruz, Calif.


California's most famed rosé. Subtle, creamy, almost like a full-bodied white. Perfect with salty cheeses and olives.

— Jason Wilson