Domestic rosés have come a long way since White Zin was all there was. I’ve got nothing against White Zin mind you, except that they are generally too sweet for my palate, but people love them because they are fun and fruity. Breaking free of that reputation has been a bit of a project for domestic rosé producers, for better or worse, and while the level of rosés produced in this country are on par with the finest in the world, there is no escaping the warmth and richness that our sunny weather imbues in many of these wines. It’s that added bit of richness that can keep even the “serious” rosés fun and suitable for – gasp, do I say it? – year-round consumption! So check out some of my favorites and let us know what rosés you’re enjoying this year.
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