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2018 Top Values


There’s no sign that the world’s thirst for rosé is slowing down. This is a category in which there’s always something for everyone, since styles vary widely and prices are typically low. A steady stream of delicious versions continues to pour forth from southern France, while regions such as Spain and California offer alternatives to the popular Provence style.
90 $17 Gérard Bertrand Grenache-Syrah-Cinsault Languedoc Rosé Cote des Roses 2017 France Clean and fresh, this Provence-style rosé offers a delicate, balanced profile of white raspberry, cherry and lemon zest notes. —Gillian Sciaretta
90 $20 Château des Bertrands Côtes de Provence Rosé Élégance Réserve 2017 France Very fresh, with light herb and wet stone notes carrying peach, mango and white cherry fruit flavors. Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Rolle. —James Molesworth
89 $13 Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Rosado 2017 Spain This rosé offers a savory character, with herbal, green olive and clove notes that frame a core of cherry and watermelon. —Thomas Matthews
89 $13 Lavau Tavel 2017 France A ripe, juicy rosé, featuring strawberry and cherry fruit flavors, with rose petal and watermelon accents. Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. —James Molesworth
89 $14 Pedroncelli Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Rosé Dry Signature Selection 2017 California This plush rosé offers cherry and spice flavors, with lots of tangy zip. —Tim Fish
89 $16 Quady North Rosé GSM Rogue Valley 2017 Oregon A sunny day in a glass, with floral strawberry and peach aromas and lively, lingering flavors. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. —Tim Fish
89 $15 Tormaresca Salento Rosato Calafuria 2017 Italy This spiced rosé frames its flavors of white cherry, peach skin and pastry with sleek, juicy acidity. —Alison Napjus
89 $12 Bodega Valdelosfrailes Cigales Rosado 2017 Spain A full-bodied rosé you can sink your teeth into, showing cherry and plum flavors, with deep color and firm acidity. —Thomas Matthews
88 $13 Bieler Père & Fils Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rosé Sabine 2017 France A rose petal hint leads off in this version before giving way to pretty white cherry and peach flavors, with a stylish finish. Grenache blend. —James Molesworth
88 $17 Joel Gott Rosé Central Coast 2017 California Delicate and pretty, showing strawberry blossom and orange zest accents. Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Cinsault and Counoise. —Tim Fish