While many people still see rosé as a seasonal wine to enjoy starting in May and ending in October, most wine drinkers have come to embrace rosé regardless of the season. With the holidays fast approaching, rosé is an excellent wine to complement all types of snack and party foods. Below are three very different rosés you can appreciate all year long.
Daou 2021 Discovery Rosé
This rosé from California is by far the crispest of the three wines. It is also the driest. It has a delicate pink color, but don’t let the hue fool you. It is packed with flavor. It’s the highest in alcohol coming in at 14.1% alcohol content, but it has absolutely none of the alcohol burn. While there will be future columns fully dedicated to wines for Thanksgiving, this is one that most definitely should be earmarked for Thanksgiving Day appetizers. This wine is made from grenache grapes and is most reminiscent of Cotes de Provence Roses because it is floral with fruit notes of stone fruit, like peaches. This wine retails for only $24 and received a well-earned 91 points from Wine Enthusiast.
McCall 2021 Whole Cluster Pinot Noir Rose
Pinot noir fans, rejoice: Another way to enjoy your favorite wine is here. This Long Island wine is made from 100% pinot noir. This rosé, while still light and dry, has a lovely substantial mouth feel. Notes of raspberry and peaches are balanced with citrus notes. It has an alcohol content of 12.8% and also retails for $24.
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Pink Satin 2019
This wine is a Bordeaux-style rosé. When most think of Bordeaux, they think red. However, this wine makes wonderful use of three of the noble grapes. It is an estate blend of merlot, cabernet Franc, and cabernet sauvignon. While it is considered a dry wine, its more lush mouth feel and fruit forward nature give it a more dry flavor. It has an alcohol content of 12% and retails for $35.50.