2020 Top Values
The traditional rosé appellations of France, Spain and Italy have always produced a delicious array of styles at very affordable prices. Now, with the whole world thinking pink, producers across the globe are trying to match those classic examples in both quality and value. California and Washington, in particular, are producing a stream of vibrant, refreshing versions from grapes such as Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.
91$20Les Vignerons de Tavel Tavel Les Lauzeraies 2019 | France | Big and bracing, with racy edges to the mix of cherry, bitter plum and blood orange flavors. Stony minerality frames the finish. —J.M.
90$22Etxaniz Txakolina Getariako Txakolina Rosado Txomin Etxaniz 2019 | Spain | Lightly spritzy, with a sea breeze aroma weaving through blood orange and pink grapefruit flavors. Hondarrabi Zuri and Hondarrabi Beltza. —G.S.
90$22Graci Etna Rosato 2018 | Italy | There’s a lovely creaminess to the delicate flavors of nectarine, white cherry and lemon thyme in this pale rosé, with a tangy streak of stony mineral on the lively finish. —A.N.
90$23Gérard Bertrand Languedoc Rosé Hampton Water 2019 | France | A creamy rosé, with hints of richness to the ripe melon and tangerine flavors. Grenache blend. —G.S.
89$12Bodegas Breca Vino de España Rosé 2019 | Spain | A smooth minerality marks the creamy white raspberry, ripe white peach and tangerine zest flavors of this supple and engaging rosado. —G.S.
89$13Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Rosado 2019 | Spain | Bright, firm and savory, with herbal and briny notes framing berry, cherry and watermelon flavors. Tempranillo and Garnacha Tinta. —T.M.
89$15Martin Ray Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Rosé 2019 | California | Vibrant and supple, with floral strawberry and orange zest accents. —T.F.
89$17Joel Gott Rosé Central Coast 2019 | California | Zesty and refreshing, with jammy raspberry and strawberry flavors laced with orange zest and rose petal notes. Grenache blend. —T.F.
89$18Seven Hills Rosé Dry Columbia Valley 2019 | Washington | This lovely rosé shows structure and refinement, with orange peel, watermelon and apricot accents. Cabernet Franc blend. —T.F.
89$20Château de Berne Côtes de Provence Rosé Inspiration 2019 | France | Juicy acidity marks the elegant tangerine, white blossom and cantaloupe flavors of this creamy rosé, with accents of spice, anise and mineral. Grenache blend. —G.S.