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Every Wine That's Pink to Drink:
Your guide to the best rosé wines in 2017

In this guide: Rosé is Hot! · What is Rosé? · How to Drink and Store Rosé · Kinds of Rosé: Provence, California, and Cans · Where to Buy Rosé Online

Rosé is hot!

If you can’t believe how much you’re hearing about rosé all of a sudden, well, neither can we! We discovered the joy of pink wine while tasting our way through wine country in California in 2014. Back then it was something small-production wineries were tinkering with, not something they were committed to — they weren’t sure American consumers would make the leap from cloyingly sweet White Zinfandel to drier rosé.

After two sell-out summers, they discovered we were thirsty for light wines for summer than weren’t our usual go-to whites. They planned ahead for 2016, and all of a sudden sommeliers and wine writers everywhere took notice of the hot trend among boutique winemakers.

Now, in 2017, we’ve seen an utter explosion of rosé produced in the U.S. and imported, mostly from France. To help you make sense of it all, we’ve assembled this handy guide to everything (wine) that's pink.

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What is rosé, anyway?

Rosé, a light wine perfect for summer, is made from many different kinds of grapes, comes in every shade of pink and pale orange imaginable, and can range anywhere from sweet to bone dry. In other words, there’s something for every kind of wine drinker. Typically we think of rosé as dry, even when it’s fruity, and we should never mistake rosé for White Zinfandel, which it is not.

There are a few primary ways rosé is produced, the first two begin with red grapes being allowed to rest on their skins when they are being pressed. Quick note: red grapes often have white flesh, so red wine made from those grapes gets its color from contact with the skin.

Method 1 (Maceration): Here the purpose of the pressing is to make rosé. The grapes rest on their skins for just a short time, then the skins are removed, and the wine is produced with a now light-pink juice (it hasn't fermented yet, so it's still just grape juice). Different rest periods produce different depth of colors.

Method 2 (Saignée): Here the rosé is a second wine made while producing a red wine. The lighter colored juice from the first press is "bled off," collected, and turned into rosé while the rest of the batch continues on to become a now more-intense red wine.

Method 3 (Blending): The third way to make rosé is to blend small amounts of red wine and a signficant portion of white wine (we know you're tempted, but we don't recommend trying this at home unless you have a great bottle of Vermentino and an eyedropper for titrating Cinsault and Grenache into your glass).

As with most things wine, we recommend you check out Wine Folly’s take on Rosé if you want a deeper dive.

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How to drink and store rosé

When to Drink: Nearly all rosé is meant to be drunk the year it is released. For 2017 that means you should be drinking 2016 rosé and that you should try to finish everything you buy this year before the calendar flips February 1, 2018 (when the new releases start to make it to market). While rosé can be consumed any time of year, there seems to be a preference to enjoy it when it’s hot outside. So, our suggestion, if you make it to Labor Day and haven’t depleted your stash, set aside your two favorites (for those random hot days in early Fall) and bring the rest to your Labor Day BBQ.

Storage: You can keep rosé in your regular refrigerator, or any other cool and dark location. Like most light-colored wines, it is recommended you drink rosé when its temperature reaches 45-55 degrees Fahrenheit. Your fridge is typically under 40 degrees, so let the rosé sit out in the bottle for 10-15 minutes to come up to ideal temperature. A fridge-cold wine loses its nuance and complexity because some of the elements which deliver flavor don’t activate until they’re warmer.

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Wine Glasses for Rosé: Many people serve rosé in a standard white wine glass. This is totally fine. If you happen to be drinking a Rosé of Pinot Noir and you happen to have tulip glasses, we recommend using those. It’s also fun to drink rosé out of champagne flutes.

If you must go stemless, we suggest something like these glasses which separate your hot hands from your cool wine. We strongly recommend avoiding the following materials: stainless steel, plastic, rubber, and acrylic as they will change the way your wine tastes, and not in a good way.

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Different kinds of rosé

Today most of the world’s supply comes from southern France, including Provence (Provençal is the adjective we use to describe things from Provence) and Languedoc-Roussillon; rosé has become popular with winemakers around the world and is made in many different styles these days.

Here is a selection of different rosés, each with a description of what to expect and where to buy some of our favorites.

Rosés of Provence (and nearby)

The first rosé I had in Provence was from Domaine de Valdition and oh, was it divine. Like Champagne, it could be paired with almost anything, but it complemented our fresh French cheeses and salads perfectly. That example was made from 60% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, and 15% Vermentino (a blend of red and white grapes), but other commonly used grapes for rosé from Provence include: Mourvèdre, Carignan, and sometimes Syrah, Counoise, and Muscardin.

Fun fact: Provençal rosé is often sold in unusually-shaped bottles. This is a tradition going back to the 1930s when wineries first started bottling their own wines and wanted to compete with each other on presentation. Today you’ll find a plethora of bottle shapes designed to stand out on the shelf at the store and still fit in your modern refrigerator or wine cellar. We think it’s charming. More detail at ElizabethGabay.com.

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Miraval 2016 (The Brangelina rosé, but it's really quite good!)

Region: Côtes de Provence, France
Grape Varieties: Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Rolle (Vermentino)

92 points, Decanter Magazine. “The grapes for this wine are sorted twice before destemming, with 5% of the wine fermented in barrel for extra complexity. Delicate cherry and strawberry fragrances rise from the glass. In the mouth, savoury red fruit and peppery spice are accompanied by a pronounced, prickly acidity. The wine finishes with red fruit and more spice. This is quite a serious expression, best with food. Drinking Window 2017 - 2018”

90 points, Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media. “Limpid orange-pink. High-pitched aromas of fresh red berries and blood orange, along with hints of honeysuckle and peach. Silky and precise in the mouth, offering nicely concentrated strawberry, tangerine and floral pastille flavors that spread out steadily on the back half. Finishes minerally and long, showing suave, floral driven persistence. 2017-2020.”-AG

Wine Description: “Beautiful, pale, petal-pink colour, elegant with bright nuances. A beautiful aromatic expression with aromas of fresh fruit and spring flowers, refreshing acidity, with great minerality and a saline finish.”

Retail: $25-30. $21.99 at Wine.com. Get Miraval delivered as early as 30 minutes from now with Drizly or Saucey.

Chateau d'Esclans “Whispering Angel” 2016

Region: Côtes de Provence, France
Grape Varieties: Grenache, Rolle (Vermentino), and Cinsault

90 points, Wine Spectator. “Alluring, with a creamy feel to the mix of white peach, mango, and white cherry fruit flavors that stay nicely defined on the finish, thanks to a subtle mineral edge. Drink now. -JM”

91 points, JamesSuckling.com. “Very pretty and perfumed with sliced peaches and flowers such as lilacs. Full-bodies, fresh and flavorful. Layered, textured and delicious. Spicy food! Drink now.”

Wine Description: “Sacha Lichine's Chateau in Provence is a mecca for the delicious rose wine that the region is famous for. The brilliant orange-hued pink color of this lively wine comes from a careful touch of skin contact as the free-run and press juices are blended together. Grapes are mainly Grenache, Cinsault and a bit of the white grape Rolle (Vermentino) for added pizzaz. The palate is all ripe strawberry, citrus and lemongrass. Well balanced with bright acidity and rich enough to pair up with salmon or even duck.”

Retail: $20-25. $19.95 at WineExpress.com (Wine Enthusiast Network). Get Whispering Angel delivered as early as 30 minutes from now with Drizly or Saucey.

Maison Saint Aix AIX Rosé 2016

Region: Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, France
Grape Varieties: Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault

90 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine. “This is a smooth, beautifully ripe wine. It is well balanced, with crisp red and orange fruits adding a refreshing background to the spice and acidity. This finely made wine is ready to drink.”

Wine Description: “AIX Rose 2016 is the result of great passion and dedication to produce the best possible rose. The hypnotizing salmon pink color of AIX 2016 reveals the fruity freshness of top quality Provence rose. Its generous taste, harmonious structure and long finish makes it the perfect rose to drink with friends all day long!”

Retail: $16-20. $19.99 at Wine.com.

Château Léoube “Rosé de Léoube” 2016

Region: Côtes de Provence, France
Grape Varieties: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, and Mourvèdre

90 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine. “This is a stylish wine, fruity with red currants and herbs. It has a delicious crisp character as well as a salty tang, maybe from the nearby sea. The aftertaste is bright, packed with fruit. The wine is ready to drink.”

Wine Description: “There is an unmistakable scent of mint, evoking the herbs that grow wild around the vineyards. Even the nearby sea seems to have left its mark in the appetising, lightly salty finish. This is a very complete rosé wine, notable for its harmony, freshness and sheer drinkability. Assured, understated and refined, a highly accomplished Provence rosé wine.”

Quick Background: Domaine Ott is considered one of the premier exemplars of Provençal rosé. While Domaine Ott has been sold, the family continues on in their heralded tradition at Chateau Leoube.

Retail: $20-26. $19.97 at WiredforWine.com.

Château de Minuty “M. Rosé” 2016

Region: Côtes de Provence, France
Grape Varieties: Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah

#1 Rosé in Europe and featured on The Today Show by New York Sommelier, Leslie Sbrocco.

Wine Description: “This rosé is quintessential of the local style. Pale honeysuckle pink, and offering a clean nose of citrus fruit, offset by subtle floral and candied notes. Fresh acidity makes for an incisive and lively palate, with a rounded feel. Partner with the delicate flavours of fresh shellfish, or with a mozzarella and sun-ripened tomato salad.”

Retail: $20-25. $18.97 at WiredforWine.com.

Mathilde Chapoutier “Grand Ferrage” Rosé 2016

Region: Côtes de Provence, France
Grape Varieties: Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault

91 points, Robert Parker Jr’s Wine Advocate. “Coming all from the vines of the Grand Ferrage domaine in Provence, the 2016 Côtes de Provence Grand Ferrage Rose offers gorgeously pure notes of white peach, hints of strawberries and an undeniable saltiness that makes you salivate. It’s a beautiful wine that delivers everything you could want from a dry, Provençal Rosé. Drink date: 2017. Apr 2017.”

90 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine. “This is the third release of the rosé produced by Mathilde Chapoutier, whose father, Michel, runs the famed Hermitage-based M. Chapoutier. It is a light-colored wine, a typical Provence blend with the addition of Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruity and with great acidity, it is light in texture, just hinting at minerality. Drink now.”

Wine Description: “Pale pink in color, this rosé is fruit-forward and well-structured with bright acidity. Aromas of peach, citrus and tropical fruit lead to a round, delicious palate with flavors of stone fruit and a silky mouthfeel.”

Retail: $16-20. $17.97 at WiredforWine.com.

Domaine Sainte Marie “Vie Vité” Rosé 2016

Region: Côtes de Provence, France
Grape Varieties: Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan

91 points, Robert Parker Jr’s Wine Advocate. “Coming all from the vines of the Grand Ferrage domaine in Provence, the 2016 Côtes de Provence Grand Ferrage Rose offers gorgeously pure notes of white peach, hints of strawberries and an undeniable saltiness that makes you salivate. It’s a beautiful wine that delivers everything you could want from a dry, Provençal Rosé. Drink date: 2017. Apr 2017.”

90 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine. “This is the third release of the rosé produced by Mathilde Chapoutier, whose father, Michel, runs the famed Hermitage-based M. Chapoutier. It is a light-colored wine, a typical Provence blend with the addition of Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruity and with great acidity, it is light in texture, just hinting at minerality. Drink now.”

Wine Description: “With a beautiful translucent pink hue, VieVité exudes the colors of a true Côtes de Provence rosé wine. On the nose, an expression of ripe tropical fruit is balanced with a pleasant bouquet of white flowers and a discreet touch of spice. On the palate, well-structured fruit and balanced acidity creates a crisp and delicate finish.”

Retail: $15-20. $20.74 at Saratoga Wine Exchange.

Domaine de Triennes Rosé 2016

Region: IPG Mediterranée France
Grape Varieties: Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache and Merlot

88 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine. “From the Seysses family of Domaine Dujac in Burgundy, this wine hails from east of Aix-en-Provence. It's crisp and fruity with red currant brightness. Acidity and tangy citrus give it a fresh feel. Drink now.”

Wine Description: “Pale pink in color. This wine has a bouquet of strawberries and white flowers with hints of vanilla. It has the harmony and elegance that has earned world-wide appreciation of the rosés of Provence. Triennes rose is the perfect accompaniment to a sunny summer afternoon.”

Retail: $13-20. $15.99 at Wine.com.

Rosés from California, Oregon, and Washington

Not to be left out from all the fun, many Rhone-producing wineries in the U.S. have started making their own rosés. Boutique wineries from Paso Robles and Santa Barbara are especially prolific, because hot summer Southern California afternoons go perfectly with fruity, dry rosé made of Pinot Noir (not a Rhone grape, but makes a great rosé), Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and all kinds of blends. We’ve seen rosés of Merlot, Sangiovese, and Zinfandel, too. (Boutique winemakers are creative!)

Not burdened with a century of traditional winemaking rules, U.S. winemakers are free to test the boundaries. You’ll notice a great variety in depth of color, flavor profiles, and preferred grapes as compared to Provence. You’ll also notice a lack of critical ratings on the U.S. rosés — we can only presume this is because most of them are produced in small batches and the caché of U.S. rosé hasn’t caught on yet.

While a great number of excellent west coast wineries have jumped on the rosé bandwagon, some questionable large-scale producers have also jumped in. We’d like to bring your attention to White Girl Rosé, best described as a strawberry/watermelon Jolly Rancher. You can read about sommelier opinions of it at VinePair.

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Belle Glos “Oeil de Pedrix” Pinot Noir Blanc 2016

Region: Sonoma County, California
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir

Wine Description: “This is a bespoke rosé in that the Pinot Noir grapes were grown specifically with the intention of making a rosé wine. Pale pink with a copper hue, this wine has a classic “eye of the partridge” color. Citrus-driven aromas carry through to the palate. On entry, bright acidity and flavors of pink grapefruit and lemon zest enliven the orange creamsicle notes, while hints of dried apricot and sweet spice add complexity. The brightness verges on minerality, but there is so much weight that the richness balances out the firm acidity and carries the flavors of dried fruit through the long-lasting finish.”

A portion of the proceeds from every bottle sold will go towards ongoing research to find a cure for breast cancer.

Retail: $20-25. $24.95 at WineExpress.com (Wine Enthusiast Magazine Network). Save 20% on a case (12 bottles).

Conundrum Rosé 2015

Region: California
Grape Varieties: Proprietary

Wine Description: “This wine has a light pink hue whose warmth is enhanced by subtle undertones of earthy copper. It opens on the nose with the bright quality of red fruit, evoking the scent of hard candy. Lavender and floral notes come through on the palate, along with the lushness of ripe, fresh strawberries. The finish brings a lingering freshness that calls to mind endless, sun-filled afternoons. Serve well-chilled.”

Note: Conundrum, as a brand, always contains proprietary blends of grapes and regions. Despite there being a vintage on the label, this brand tries to create “non vintage” wines to create consistency from year to year for the consumer.

Retail: $25. $24.99 at Wine.com.

Elouan Rosé of Pinot Noir 2016

Region: Willamette, Umpqua, and Rogue Valleys, Oregon
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir

Wine Description: “Elouan Rosé brings together fruit from three regions along Oregon’s Coast: Willamette, Umpqua, and Rogue Valleys, with the majority of the fruit coming from the warmest of the three valleys: Rogue. The diversity of these cool climate areas combined with a long growing season creates wine with intensity of fruit flavor, structure, and a fresh vibrant acidity. This is a bespoke rosé where grapes were grown and harvested with the specific intention of making rosé; and not a saignée rosé, which can be a by-product of making red wine. This wine should be enjoyed very well chilled. It is finished with a screwcap to preserve the crisp, clean aromas and tastes, and is a great choice for outdoor occasions: picnics, lunch on the patio, or enjoyed on its own as an aperitif.”

This is the same winemaker, Joe Wagner of Wagner Family of Wine, that produces Caymus, Conundrum, Meiomi, and Belle Glos.

Retail: $20-25. $24.95 at WineExpress.com (Wine Enthusiast Magazine Network). Save 20% on a case.

Krutz Family Cellars “Magnolia” Rosé of Pinot Noir 2016

Region: Pinot Noir
Grape Varieties: Santa Lucia Highlands (Monterey County), California

Wine Description: “Bright and vibrant red fruit characteristics of strawberry and cherry are found on the nose. The soft and approachable mouthfeel from the neutral oak fermentation is balanced by a refreshing acidity as notes of strawberry and peach flavors help guide the wine. This Rosé is harvested from world-class Pinot Noir vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Only 74 cases produced.”

Retail: $25. $24.95 at Bounty Hunter Wine & Spirits.

Sanford Rosé of Pinot Noir 2016

Region: Santa Rita Hills (Santa Barbara County), California
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir

90 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine. “Light pink in color with a slight yellowish orange hue, this delicate bottling shows light plum and strawberry on the nose along with a prominent chalky character. The sip’s balanced acidity and steely, gunmetal minerality carry flavors of red cherry, berry and plum, and it remains zesty long after opening.” —Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast.

Wine Description: “Our 2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir is from our two estate vineyards, the iconic Sanford & Benedict Vineyard and La Rinconada. After gently pressing the whole clusters, the lightly colored juice was fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks. This technique retains the bright fruit character and crisp acidity. A combination of aging in stainless steel and neutral French Oak barrels for four months gives additional complexity and texture. This salmon colored wine has enticing aromas of cranberry, orange peel, white flowers and Lychee. On the palate sour cherry and blood orange flavors are framed nicely by bright acidity and lingering minerality. The brightness of this Rosé allows it to pair well with a wide range of foods. Grilled seafood, spicy dishes and most picnic fare are excellent with this wine.”

Retail: $23-27. $28.99 at GrapesWine.com.

Apothic Rosé 2016

Region: California
Grape Varieties: Unknown

Wine Description: “This limited release rosé blends layers of strawberry and watermelon with a hint of raspberry, for a refreshing wine that is light in color, yet dark in nature.”

Retail: $12-16. $11.99 at Wine.com.

Sassoferrato Rosé of Sangiovese 2016

Region: Mendocino County, California
Grape Varieties: Sangiovese

Double Gold and Best of Show, International Rosé Wine Festival 2016; Gold, International Rosé Wine Festival 2017.

Wine Description: “The Sassoferrato Rosé of Sangiovese displays vibrant acidity, juicy red cherry, strawberry and watermelon fruit and a delicate palate. This rosé is highly versatile and pairs well with lighter, summer fare while also delicious on its own.”

Retail: $29. Sold by the vintner, GrapeSeed Wine.

Jonas Cellars “The Aerialist” Rosé of Cabernet Franc 2016

Region: Napa Valley, California
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc

Wine Description: “Zach Long is the sort of guy with a lot of raw enthusiasm for winemaking. “Nobody’s really doing that” is less of a warning and more of an intriguing challenge for Zach who has winemaking experience on three continents. After all, how else do you find out why nobody’s doing it that way if you don’t give it a shot? Zach removed all the proverbial restrictor plates in the making of Jonas. No-holds-barred, he starts with Cabernet Franc grapes that are the size of peas (and produce very little juice). With the attention of a helicopter parent, Zach meticulously triple sorts the grapes, and then ferments them in new French oak barrels that have had the barrel-heads removed. After about two weeks the barrel heads are put back on and the grapes, skins and seeds remain inside for a full four to five months. With the patience of a saint he waits, and waits, until the wine has achieved optimal tannin integration. The juice is then pressed off of the skins and returned to age in barrel until Jonas really starts coming together. It’s insanely hard work but the results speak for themselves.”

Retail: $30. $29.95 at Bounty Hunter Wine & Spirits.

Rosés in a Can!

The other day when my hairdresser asked, “Okay, so… wine in a can?!” And I said, “Yes! If it’s good wine!” The truth is, there are many reasons winemakers are turning to cans to present their wares, here are a few.

  1. Cans are hipster-cool. Whether it’s La Croix, Pabst Blue Ribbon, or Pinot Noir, it comes in a can.
  2. Cans are very portable. You can take cans of wine all kinds of places you would never bring bottles: the beach/pool, parks (because cops can’t see it’s booze from their car when it’s in a can), concerts (see note about cops), and anywhere a corkscrew may not be handy.
  3. Cans are actually great for wine. As a general rule we want to keep light and air out of our wine until we’re ready to drink it. Aluminum doesn’t let in any light or air. Also, the cans are lined with an epoxy (like all other beverage and food cans) so the aluminum doesn’t interact with the wine.
  4. Cans are lighter weight, so fuel costs associated with shipping are lower (hooray for the environment and the price of the wine).
  5. And... they're a great way to start a conversation about wine!
The Drop Rosé in a Can

The Drop Cali Rosé 2016

Region: California
Grape Varieties: Chenin Blanc, Syrah, and Zinfandel

Wine Description: “This rosé is all about summer — Light as a 4 day workweek; a bit of fruit on the nose gives way to first class crispness, finished with a high-five of minerality. Don't be fooled by the can. This is NOT your aunt's pink Zin.”

Retail: $40 for an 8-pack of 250 mL cans (almost 3 bottles worth). $29.97 at Wired For Wine®.

Sofia Mini Blanc des Blancs Rosé in a Can

Sofia Blanc de Blancs Mini, Sparkling Rosé in a Can NV

Region: Monterey County, California
Grape Varieties: Pinot Blanc, Riesling, and Muscat

Wine Description: “Sofia Mini is a single-serving of our effervescent Sofia Blanc de Blancs, tasting of fresh juicy pears, summer melon and honeysuckle. Zesty, refreshing, cool and fun, each dazzling pink can comes with its own straw for sipping, so you can take it anywhere—anytime you feel like sparkling.”

Retail: $20 for a 4-pack of 187 mL cans (equivalent to one bottle). $16.99 at Wine.com

Winc Ruza Rosé in a Can

Ruza® Rosé Cans 2016

Region: Lodi, California
Grape Varieties: Sangiovese

Wine Description: “A direct-press rosé with a spritzy palate. Lodi grapes destined specifically for rosé, pressed gently for the perfect pale-pink hue. light, refreshing wine with a spritzy palate and dry finish. Abundant raspberry, cherry, and strawberry meets peppy brightness for a cool, contemporary rosé.”

Retail: $17.99 for a 3-pack of 250 mL cans (equivalent to one bottle). Sold by the vintner, Winc. Join Winc to save on this and other great rosés.

Babe Sparkling Rosé in a Can

Babe Rosé with Bubbles 2016

Region: Mendocino County, California
Grape Varieties: Pinot Grigio and Primitivo

Wine Description: “From the makers of White Girl Rosé comes Babe, a canned, bubbly rose perfect for picnicking, pool-lounging, camping, concert-going, and more. It's a blend of Pinot Grigio and Primitivo varietals with hints of honeydew — and with about 160 calories per 8.4oz serving, a guilt free indulgence.”

Retail: $16 for a 4-pack of 250 mL cans (slightly more than one bottle's worth). $12.99 at Liquorama.

Infinite Monkey Theorem Rosé in a Can

The Infinite Monkey Theorem Rosé Wine in a Can

Region: Not published
Grape Varieties: Not published

Wine Description: “Like a bowl of fresh summer berries drizzled with cream. Intense strawberries and raspberries burst on the palate with light carbonation, great acid and a hint of residual sugar. Easy to open, easy to drink, easy to recycle.”

Retail: $15 for a 4-pack of 250 mL cans (slightly more than one bottle's worth). Sold by the vintner, The Infinite Monkey Theorem. Possibly available to you via Drizly.

Lila Rosé in a Can

Lila Wines Rosé in a Can 2016

Region: Provence, France
Grape Varieties: Not published

Wine Description: “Light, crisp and aromatic with aromas of fresh watermelon, strawberries and a hint of minerality, this Rosé is dry and refreshing with lingering flavors of red berries and orange peel. Pairs well with everything from lobster and herbed butter to a simple BLT sandwich. ”

Retail: $12 for a 4-pack of 250 mL cans (slightly more than one bottle's worth). $11.99 at Ninety+ Cellars.

Underwood Rosés in a Can

Underwood Rosé and Rosé Bubbles in a Can 2016

Region: Umpqua and Willamette Valleys, Oregon
Grape Varieties: Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Muscat, Chardonnay, Syrah (Still); Pinot Noir, Chardonnay (Bubbles)

Wine Description: “Whether you’re sitting in a hot tub after a good day of riding or heading where other wines dare not travel, we have you covered without sacrificing the craft taste Union is known for.” Tasting notes: Strawberry, watermelon, peach (Still); Wild strawberry, fruit cocktail, and tart cherry (Bubbles).

Retail: $7 for a 375 mL can (equivalent to a half bottle). $28 for a 4-pack: Sold by the vintner, Union Wine Company.

Some of our favorite places to buy wine online

One quick look at wine-searcher.com and you’ll probably notice there are a bazillion places to buy wine online. Many times wine merchants don’t have the wines listed in stock, they order them when you do. Frequently they’ll list low prices on sites like wine-searcher, and then charge you a lot for shipping, eroding the discount value.

So, we’re sharing with you some of our favorite places to buy rosé online, and why you want to shop at those stores. Also, we’ve sprinkled in some cool deals on rosé to keep you well-informed. Happy shopping!

Quick notes: when buying wine online, don't forget to verify the store can send wine to your state (we have complex shipping laws regarding alcohol in the U.S.). Also, an adult 21-years or older must sign for all alcohol deliveries, so we recommend shipping to your workplace if possible. If not, try the FedEx Delivery Manager and UPS MyChoice services to manage your deliveries.

California Rosé Six-Pack by Gold Medal Wine Club

California's Best Rosé
This is a wonderful collection of Six different styles & varietals of Rosé produced by top winemakers in California. It's fun to taste the differences. This is a true horizontal taste treat. Each selection has won an award(s) or has ratings above 90 Points. Don't miss out on this selection of the best of the best.

$115 for 6 bottles, free shipping
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Rosé at Wired For Wine®

Wired For Wine® is terrific place to get wine at a good price. They offer an interesting, well-curated selection of wine from around the world, all priced below retail. Buy any six bottles and get free shipping. Buy something you didn’t like? They’ll take care of you (either a refund or an exchange).

Wired For Wine® is located in New Jersey and cannot ship outside the U.S. To verify they can ship to your location within the U.S., check the shipping destination options at checkout.

Discover rosé at WiredforWine.com.

Bounty Hunter Wine & Spirits

We think their explanation is perfect:

“We are dedicated and experienced merchants offering exceptional wines, spirits and the best of Wine Country with a fun, authentic approach and uncompromising standards. In business since 1994, our motto is: “If it’s not great, we don’t sell it.”

“As merchants, negociants and vintners, we are afforded special access to a treasure trove of great wine and spirits. We live in the Napa Valley and taste between five and six thousand wines every year. We have longstanding relationships with some of the world’s best grape growers, wineries and winemakers in the valley not to mention spirit distilleries worldwide. We often get the early scoop on what’s really happening in the wineries, vineyards, cellars and distilleries, which means we have access to the truly “great stuff” long before most other sources even know about it. The fact is, we stay ahead of the curve and find the wine and spirits our customers want before they know they want them.”

Bounty Hunter Wine & Spirits is located in Napa, California and cannot ship outside the U.S. To verify they can ship to your location within the U.S., please "call our Wine Scouts at 800.943.9463 or email us and a Wine Scout will assist you. Bounty Hunter Wine Scouts are available from 7am-6pm (PDT). Monday-Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday."

Visit BountyHunterWine.com, choose Wine from the header and then Rosé on the left for a highly curated selection.

Rosé at Saratoga Wine Exchange

At last check Saratoga Wine Exchange had 512 rosé wines from around the world in stock. Saratoga Wine Exchange frequently shows up among with the cheapest prices on Wine-searcher.com and they have an Instant Ship program which means "This product is available for immediate shipping, if ordered before 3pm daily Monday - Friday it will ship the same day as long as ordered with other products that qualify for instant ship."

Saratoga Wine Exchange is located in upstate New York and cannot ship to Alabama, Illinois, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Indiana, Iowa, South Dakota, Kentucky, Maine, North Dakota, Texas, Nevada and Utah or outside the U.S.

Check out the selection of rosé at Saratoga Wine Exchange.

Rosé at Wine.com

At last check Wine.com stocked 239 different rosé wines from around the world and in every price range. As the leading online retailer of wine, there are perks to buying from Wine.com, namely selection. They have a Wine Stewardship program for $49 a year (kind of like Amazon Prime) which gets you free shipping on every order. Given that a case of wine costs anywhere from $20-60 to ship, even occasional orders will save you money.

Check out the selection of rosé at Wine.com.

Same Day Delivery Services

Apparently there's an epidemic of "I want my booze now!" out there because same-day delivery services are starting to crop up all over the place! Here are ones worth noting:

  1. Drizly: The largest same-day delivery service with most major U.S. cities covered and even a couple in Canada. They rely on "local" wine/liquor stores who run their own delivery services (not UPS, etc.) to list their products and prices, and then fulfill orders. We're pretty impressed with what's available to us in California via Hi-Time Cellars, but you may not get as many options in your local delivery area.
  2. Saucey: A newer service that offers 30-minute alcohol delivery to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, San Diego, & Sacramento. Their rosé section includes several mentioned on this page! Get free delivery + 10% off your first order or $10 off your first order.

Flash Sale Sites

While we can't guarantee deals on rosé, we do like to remind our readers that there are some great deals out there to behold. Here are a few of our favorite Flash Sale sites (one-day or "until it's gone" sales)

  1. Last Bottle: An unusual, eclectic, and highly-curated selection of wines for enthusiasts and connoisseurs. Notifications via email or app.
  2. Wine at woot!: A cheeky wine-buying service focused on getting you unbelievable prices on popular wines. Best part about woot is that they have a community of wine drinkers who discuss each offered wine, so you can get other people's opinions before you buy! Notifications via email.
  3. Lot18: Lot18 carries an interesting selection of wine, often at great prices, but beware of buying their house brands... our advice is to make sure you check that someone else produced the wine before you buy it. Notifications via email.