I love pink wine… not the cloying Koolaid of my high school wine cooler days, but the dry, strawberry lip-smackers of years past. But I haven’t found any this year. I’ve tasted probably 15 rosés this season and none have made it to the short list. Too expensive (should be less than $12 or so), too sweet or no flavor at all. And it doesn’t seem to matter where it’s from (France, California, Spain), but price frequently votes it off the island. I’m kinda depressed… many a hot summer evening is quenched with the soft pinkness of rosés that I can guzzle like my A/C bill isn’t due.
And what a shame. Rosé is just getting its stride, in the final stretch of being almost… almost… embraced by the everyday consumer. Or maybe that’s just in my head since you’d think wineries would be attuned to same inklings I’m sensing and give the people what they want.
What do you think? Have you had any good rosés this year? How about any under $12? This is a throw down challenge folks. I’ll buy ’em if you suggest ’em in the comments.