Mont Gravet Rosé ($7.99)
From the producer:
"Mont Gravet Rosé is a wonderfully fresh and fruit forward dry Rosé wine. This Rosé is a wonderful 'anytime' wine and a delicious aperitif. It pairs well with a wide variety of foods, as it’s refreshing, savory and well-balanced. It will accompany beautifully any salads, fish, BBQ and white meat dishes."
This is one of the driest Rosés. It does have nice fruit and floral notes, though its minerality lightens the wine and keeps it crisp and clean on the palate. It is perfect for a hot summer day, and the price is right for everyday drinking.
Aimé Roquesante ($10.99)
From the producer (quite loosely translated by me!):
Aimé Roquesante presents a pretty amber rose color and delicate notes of red fruits. In the mouth it reveals fruity and smooth flavors, authentic to the vineyards of Provence. It will awaken your palate as an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to white meat, grilled foods, or charcuterie.
From the beautiful traditional style of the curvy bottle, to the lovely salmon hue of the wine, to the balance of fruit and garrigue, this Rosé overdelivers for the price. It exemplifies the Provençal style, and is a versatile pairing wine for summer cuisines.
Sidebar Rosé ($18.50)
From the producer:
"'This dry rosé is drawn from an old-vine Syrah vineyard in the heart of the Russian River Valley and is best enjoyed in its youth.' – David Ramey
Bone-dry, crisp, and refreshing; pairs with a wide variety of foods and flavors."
David Ramey and Ramey Wine Cellars are legendary in the California wine business. Ramey was one of the pioneers in improving the quality of wines from that state, and all of his products are top-notch. Sidebar is his entry-level effort, and it features less well-known varietals. The wine is well crafted by winemaker Lydia Cummins, and is meant to be enjoyed young. This Rose is unique in that it's 100% Syrah. Enjoy the body and balance of fruit and savory notes in this elegant wine.