It is National Rosé Day 2023, a day to celebrate all those pink wines we love so much. For me, National Rosé Day signals the beginning of summer. It is time to embark on drinking all those fun, refreshing wines known as summer coolers.
Here are some of my favorites for National Rosé Day 2023.
National Rosé Day 2023 – California Rosés
One of my favorite finds this year was discovering the Rosata at Vega Farms and Vineyards in Buellton. Right off the 101 highway in Buellton, the winery offers a wide selection of wine created by Steve Clifton.
This Rosé comprises a unique blend of Dolcetto, Barbera, and Vermentino. The grapes are harvested when the Vermentino is ripe. I found lovely flavors of red berries.
I find this Rosé from Mendocino consistently a favorite from year to year. On the nose, wonderful floral aromas with hints of cherry greet you. On the palate, one is welcome with the crisp, refreshing flavors of raspberries.
This Sonoma County wine defines the term elegance in a glass. The wine is lovely, and the bottle is created from a special glass adding to the elegance of the Rosé and making the bottle a beautiful keepsake or vase with its chic design and quality.
National Rosé Day 2023 – Oregon Rosé
All the notes are up with Bells Up Prelude. This wonderful Rosé gets its name from Franz Liszt’s “Symphonic Poem No. 3: Les Preludes”—an estate Rosé composed of heritage clone Pommard, Dijon, 113, and 667.
I found a gorgeous colored and luscious Rosé with aromas of strawberry and savory flavors of strawberry and watermelon.
National Rosé Day – North Carolina
Having just visited North Carolina and discovering the wines of the Yadkin Valley and Crest Of The Blue Ridge, I am sharing some of the excellent Rosé I experienced on my trip.
Stone Ashe Vineyards is located on one of the higher elevated vineyards in the Crest of the Blue Ridge. The grapes are grown for Rosé and created in a Provence style. One can detect the aromas of Provence, and the flavors exude strawberry and raspberry.
Another winery from the Crest of the Blue Ridge, this wine is a unique combination of Cabernet Franc and Vidal Blanc. The aromas remind me of my rose garden and is befitting of its name since Roseraie means Rose Garden in French. The Rosé is created in a Provence style, highlighting its floral aromas.
Set on a beautiful grassy knoll in the Crest of the Blue Ridge, Chloe combines Cabernet Franc and Lemberger. The Cabernet Franc uses the Saignee method. The Lemberger is blended in and fermented in oak barrels. I found a Rosé with fresh berries and savory dried herbs.
Located in the Yadkin Valley, Jolo Pink was a recent top winner of the American Fine Wine Rosé Competition in Florida. Pink combines Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, and Traminette to deliver a crisp, elegant, Provencal Rosé with flavors of strawberry and grapefruit.
National Rosé Day 2023 – Italy
The Rosé blends Corvina, Molinara, Corvinone, and Rondinella from vines grown in the Lake Garda region of Italy. The wine displays aromas and flavors of grapefruit and stone fruit.
This Sicilian Rosé features Syrah and Nero d’Avola, Sicily’s most notable grape. The wine displays flavors of grapefruit and stone fruits with a zing.
National Rosé Day 2023 – Spain
I found a vivacious, bright, and flavorful wine. Strawberry was a dominant flavor of the Cava.
National Rosé Day 2023 – France
Coming from the stony limestone vineyards of Aix-en-Provence, the wine is a marriage of Syrah and Mourvédre. I found an elegantly bright, fruity Rosé with aromas of cherry and flavors of red berries.
One of my all-time favorite labels, this wine speaks of the Languedoc region. The wine combines Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah, which exhibits citrus on the nose and palate, along with notes of red fruit. I consider this Rosé a real value for its reasonable price.
Coming from the Loire Valley, this Rosé of Pinot Noir showcases better with food and displays aromas of citrus and flavors of citrus and sour cherry.
National Rosé Day 2023
Although we celebrate National Rosé Day 2023 on Saturday, June 10, 2023, any of these Rosés offer the perfect wine for a summer brunch, Al Fresco dinner, or any other occasion.
Let’s raise our glasses and salute National Rosé Day.
Common to the wine industry, and although this writer purchased many of the Rosés sampled, she also received hosted wine samples. While it has not influenced this review, the writer believes in full disclosure.