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
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
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 —