Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2008 Parallèle 45 Rosé

This Rhone Valley wine is what I taste when I think pink: light-hearted and fruity with raspberry, cherry Jolly Rancher, ripe strawberry, mouth-watering acidity and a citrus finish. 4 stars out of 5. Sweetness=2 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $13

Mulderbosch 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé

For those who want it a little dirty, this South African pink has meaty dark cherry and strawberry up front, and finishes with steely minerality, green pepper and the familiar funk of the Western Cape.

3 stars out of 5 Sweetness=1 out of 10 (dry to sweet) $12

Bonny Doon 2008 Vin Gris de Cigare California

From Randall Grahm’s infamous Bonny Doon winery comes a grenache-based rosé that smells like a fresh spring day. Zesty citrus, steely raspberry and orange blossom flavors with a clean, refreshing, red apple finish. 4.5 out of 5. Sweetness=2 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $15

Yangarra Estate 2007 Rosé

Not your everyday pink, this strapping, bright, fruit-driven wine has bright cherry, enough velvety tannins to satisfy a red drinker, and a delicious raspberry finish. High in bracing acidity too. Almost perfect. 4.5 out of 5. Sweetness=1 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $13

Sofia 2007 Pinot Noir Rosé

From the powerhouse Coppola winery comes a soft, dry, elegant pink wine. The earthiness of the pinot fruit comes through, draped in cherry, raspberry and rose petals. Fruit forward but has a refreshing, crisp finish. 4 stars out of 5. Sweetness=1 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $17

Vinum Cellars 2006 Rosé

If it’s red fruit, it’s in here. Bright strawberry, tart cherry, fragrant watermelon and raspberry. Full-bodied and slightly fizzy, with an earthy finish. Sweetness=1. $12. 3.5 stars.

Bonterra 2007 Rosé Mendocino (California)

Dripping with strawberry, tart cherry, raspberry with a fantastic citrus finish. Organic. 4 stars out of 5. Sweetness=1 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $14

Folie à Deux Ménage à Trois 2006 Rosé

Like a bright fruity salad, with raspberry and ripe red cherry. Wonderful acidic finish. 3 stars out of 5 Sweetness=4 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $11

Turkey Flat 2007 Rosé Barossa Valley

This refreshing rose blend made from grenache, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and dolcetto (an Italian grape) is soft ’n’ elegant, with cranberry, sweet cherry, ripe strawberries and fresh, lively acidity. Quite perfect, really. Drink this one all by yourself.5 stars out of 5. Sweetness=2 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $17

Columbia Crest 2007 Two Vines Rosé Vineyard 10

Bold and fragrant, this rosé has bright strawberry and raspberry reminiscent of a fresh, crisp fruit salad. Best rosé deal I’ve tasted in years. 4.5 stars out of 5. Sweetness=3 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $8