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The weather is warming across the country and the smell of flower blossom is filling the air, which marks the release of our favorite summertime pour: rosé. Sure, our enjoyment of pink wine isn’t solely bound to the sun-soaked months of the year, but it just seems the perfect pairing with the beach, pool and picnic vibes that come with the season.
As stocks of the 2020 vintage have waned on store shelves, a pink wave of the newly released 2021s are available. The first to hit the market are typically those from the West Coast, since logistically they simply have less mileage to travel than their international counterparts from France, Italy and beyond.
You’ll find newly released rosés from up and down the coast, including those from the Columbia and Willamette Valleys in Washington and Oregon, to Sonoma and the Central Coast in California. Recently bottled and hitting store shelves as we speak, these West Coast rosés are ready to be chilled, popped and enjoyed.
Here are 12 bottles to appease your rosé thirsty palates.
A to Z 2021 Rosé (Oregon); $16. Find on Wine-Searcher. Medium-salmon colored, the aromas are bright, with notes of honeydew melon, star fruit, yellow strawberry and citrus… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Banshee 2021 Rosé (Sonoma County); $22. Find on Wine-Searcher. Juicy and compelling in fresh berry fruit, this wine offers light baking spice and dried herb components that balance it and provide complexity… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Castle Rock 2021 Rosé of Pinot Noir (Monterey County); $11. Buy on Vivino. There’s an earthy streak of wet rock and damp soil on the nose of this bottling, which also offers mellow plum-skin scents… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Fossil Point 2021 Grenache Rosé (San Luis Obispo); $18. Find on Wine-Searcher. Pale pink in color, this bottling starts with joyous aromas of strawberry, cherry and pink rose petal… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Hartford Court 2021 Rosé of Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley); $32. Buy on Vivino. Quenching in acid-driven flavors of Meyer lemon, tangerine and grapefruit, this is a lovely… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Julia’s Dazzle 2021 Pinot Gris Rosé (Columbia Valley); $18. Buy on Total Wine & More. This wine’s unique, bowling-pin-shaped bottle is part of its charm. It has a pleasing color, showing a light peach tinge… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
King Estate 2021 Rosé of Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley); $19. Buy on Vivino. Pale salmon in color, the aromas bring notes of melon, watermelon, bubblegum… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Lange 2021 Rosé of Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley); $28. Find on Wine-Searcher. This wine is a very pretty pale-salmon color. Fruit-forward aromas of melon and strawberry lead to broad-feeling flavors that bring richness… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Revelation by Goose Ridge 2021 Rosé (Goose Gap); $18 Find on Goose Ridge. This is mostly Syrah along with other Rhône varieties. Pale in color, the aromas capture your attention… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Rodney Strong 2021 Rosé of Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast); $25. Buy on Drizly. This perennially delicious wine continues its winning streak in a fresh, fruity and cohesive expression… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Summerland 2021 Rosé (Central Coast); $20. Find on Wine-Searcher. Aromas of wet clay and turned earth meet with pleasant melon on the nose of this bottling… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Underground Wine Project 2021 And Why Am I Mr. Pink Rosé (Columbia Valley); $15. Find on Wine-Searcher. Pale peach in color, the aromas offer notes of watermelon, bubble gum, cherry and herb… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW