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

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

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

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