Best Rose Wine

My reviews of these best value Rosé wines are updated weekly. These Rosé wines offer great taste at a good price. You'll find a definition of Rosé at the bottom of this page as well as food pairings for Rosé in my wine matcher. This is just a sampling of my reviews, but you can get all of them when you join my wine community.

Featherstone Winery & Vineyard Rosé 2010
V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Vintages Wine Panel: This rose-petal pink rosé has a fresh and inviting nose with wonderfully complex aromas of wild strawberry, cherry, roses and mineral. Dry, medium-bodied, and acutely elegant, this is quite juicy and flavourful with a zippy acidity and a mouth-watering finish. Great as a sipper for backyard barbecues. My note: Strawberry fields forever! A lovely, summer’s day wine with ripe field berries and a gentle acidity. Works as both a refreshing aperitif and a companion to seafood and salads. Rosé food pairings: fish, grilled chicken, salads. Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2010‐2012  Best Value Rose  Price: $14.95 Score: 87/100

This Rosé was reviewed May 28, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 117861  Check Stock
 

Ridgepoint Wines Pinot Noir Rosé 2006
V.Q.A. Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada
Vintages Wine Panel: Special care was taken with this rosé to capture the character of Pinot Noir. The grapes were hand harvested and the juice was inoculated with a special yeast designed to bring out the red fruit flavors of the variety. Loads of red cherry and strawberry aromas and flavors are backed up by a refreshing vein of acidity. My note: This rosé reminds me of Tavel. Aromas of baskets of cherries and field flowers. Ridgepoint Wines Pinot Noir Rosé food pairings: grilled pork chops with herbs. Alcohol: 12%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Price: $14.95 Score: 88/100

This Ridgepoint Wines Pinot Noir Rosé was reviewed September 15, 2007 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 50021  Check Stock
 

Mas Des Bressades Cuvée Tradition, Cyril Marès, Vign. Rosé 2012
A.C., Rhône, France
Lovely, lovely field strawberries blowing in a spring rain. Dry and refreshing. Perfect aperitif or companion to many dishes, from seafood to pate. Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2014  Charming Grilled Chicken Wine  Best Value Rosé Wine  Price: $14.95 Score: 90/100

This Rosé was reviewed May 11, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 950576  Check Stock
 

Rabl Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2008
Niederösterreich, Limited, Austria
Vintages Wine Panel: Bright salmon pink in color, this Cab rosé shows fresh and savory aromas of wild strawberries, redcurrants, ripe red pepper and citrus. It’s dry, medium-bodied with a round texture and the perfect amount of balancing acidity for the ripe red berry fruit. The medium-length, crisp finish, features some notes of pomegranate and mineral. My note: Simple and strawberry ripe. A field of flowers and berries. Run! Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé food pairings: herbed grilled salmon, grilled chicken skewers, red pepper dip, pita and hummus. Alcohol: 12%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Price: $16.95 Score: 86/100

This Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé was reviewed August 19, 2008 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 117382  Check Stock
 

Upper Bench Estate Winery Rosé 2011
Vqa, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada
Lovely aromas and flavours of field fresh strawberries, along with a mouth-watering juiciness and dry finish. This is perfect for roast turkey. Rosé food pairings: brie, roasted turkey and cranberry compote, planked salmon. Alcohol: 13.8%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2013  Terrific Turkey Wine  Price: $18.90 Score: 88/100

This Rosé was reviewed January 3, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 305896  Check Stock
 


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Rosé

Rosés are generally made from red grapes pressed lightly. Champagnes are made from either red, white or a combination of the two.