Staff Pick Rosés

Rosé can be a supreme indulgence or an adaptable partner to robust meals. Sneak in some of these staff picks before the season ends.

Quinta do Montalto, Medieval de Ourém $12.96

I love any wine that straddles the line between light red and dark rosé, and I usually have to pay a lot more for one that’s this good. Exactly as fresh and juicy as I’d hoped, it has surprising texture and depth and stays dry…The locals down bottles of this stuff with salt cod and hard cheeses, and it will drink amazingly with any salty or oily snacks and grilled foods, as well as summer salads with fruit. – Jon Miner, Wines & Spirits Consultant

Channing Daughters, Cabernet Franc Rosato $16.96

Dry, clean, and full of bright fruit balanced by a wonderful, earthy, vegetal, and herbaceous greenness. Reminds me of classic Loire valley rosé from Chinon or Saumur and proves that beautiful things can come from difficult years. – Josh Mizrahi, Sales Manager

Chateau de Trinquevedel Tavel $19.99

When it comes to rosé, I say give me some substance! That means a wine of deeper color, higher concentration, and lusher texture. Try this beauty from the only appellation that requires their wines to be rosé. – Chung Park, Wines & Spirits Consultant

A Vita, Rosato $19.99

The nose has medicinal herbs, dried fruit, and tart berries. On the palate it is medium bodied with notes of salted watermelon and hibiscus tea. Refreshing and interesting at once. Pair with a chili-spiced tomato sauce, stuffed eggplant, or this region’s famous spreadable salami ‘Nduja. – Thomas Daly, Wines & Spirits Consultant

Idlewild “The Flower” Rosé, Mendocino $21.98

Ripe strawberries and grapefruit peel freshness balanced by notes of cotton candy. This Northern Italian blend from Mendocino shows complexity, depth, and a balanced structure for crushable drinking. – Matt Goodyear, Wines & Spirits Consultant

Montenidoli Rosato Canaiulo $26.99

A distinctive selection in the world of pink wines, crafted by an equally unique winemaker. Soft red fruit and a floral component mesh into a saline, savory finish. Definitely made for food as much as fun. – Bambi Ray, Sales Manager

Amorotti, Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo $36.98

Not your average pale, light-bodied, watery summer rosé. Not even close. A gorgeous, richly textured, and complex wine made from organic Montepulciano grapes. Cranberries, grapefruit, and raspberries, and a slightly savory earthy minerality with a tiny hint of petrol. Awesome. Serve lightly chilled, but not ice cold. – Marc Mousky, Wines & Spirits Consultant