Rosé: America’s best
Though wine shelves are bursting these days with bad mass-market rosés, “the good stuff is out there if you want it,” said Eric Asimov in The New York Times. Looking solely at American producers, our tasting panel found many rosés that are “exactly what one would want: brisk and refreshing, subtle and savory, never cloying or fatiguing.” Below, our three favorites.
2017 Edmunds St. John Bone-Jolly ($25). “Superb year in and year out,” this goofily named California gamay noir rosé is “zesty and savory, with lingering citrus, apple, and saline flavors.”
2017 Soter North Valley ($28). Produced in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, this “lively and refreshing” pinot noir rosé tastes of herbs, berries, and “the bloody tang of iron.”
2017 Folk Machine Arroyo Seco ($20). A great value, this California gamay noir rosé offers floral, citrus, and mineral flavors, and is both “bone-dry and succulent.”