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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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