If you know anything about me, you know how much I love me some rosé, and when the weather warms up, it just beckons for a chilled glass on the back porch. None of these are too fancy-pants (aka, they're suitable to be enjoyed with your favorite BBQ pork rinds), but nevertheless, they are a few of my faves!
Amé du Vin
We had this at a local restaurant recently and it was so dang good that it's at the top of my list. It was really fruity for me at first but mellowed out and tasted amazing paired with what we ordered (smoked trout... my mouth is literally watering at the memory. Side note, if you haven't been to Salt+ GO IMMEDIATELY DEAR GOD WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! It's one of my favorite restaurants - day I say THEE favorite. And there you go, you just got a bonus round of Feature Friday, this was just supposed to be about the wine!). I haven't found this bad boy available to purchase anywhere so if you see it, holla at your girl because I want it.
Underwood - Whole Foods
This might be my most purchased rosé in the last few years. Did I mention it comes in cans? It also comes in a 750ml bottle but the cans are handy when you don't want to open an entire bottle or when you want to bring wine somewhere glass isn't allowed, aka pool parties, block parties, camping, etc. Check me out, I like to bring wine all sorts of places. It's DEF my favorite rosé in a can - I've tried all the cans and most are garbage. Underwood is just one of those that won't disappoint. (Side note: Underwood makes a delightful, easy-drinking Pinot Noir, too.)
Whispering Angel - Target, Heinens (and sometimes Whole Foods)
Whispering Angel is the OG rosé for me, 100%. Tim and I enjoyed many, many a bottle of this glorious nectar in our glory days, pre-kid, when we lived in Coconut Grove (Miami) and spent several nights a week sipping it on the patio outside our favorite little wine bar, Vino's in the Grove (which is no longer there, sadly). Two of our best friends worked there and damn if we didn't make some memories over a cheese board or two that year. Sighhh. Ask me about the time the four of us rode our bikes through the Everglades in the middle of the night under a full moon. Because that seemed like a reasonable idea. (WTF were we thinking?! We ACTUALLY saw multiple alligators, including the one laying across the bike path that we had to ride around. REAL SAFE. NBD.)
La Fermé Julien (aka Goat Wine) - Trader Joe's
Okay, this one is kind of a joke, but I did like it. Truth be told, when I was searching the world wide web for more info on this one, I came across this video and although it was pretty funny, I now feel inadequate in my approval of the goat wine (there's a goat on the label). WHATEVER. I liked it and my husband used to buy wine for a restaurant and HE liked it so it must be decent, and these chicks are just sitting in their kitchen drinking cheap wine and plus they drank the whole bottle so it must not have been that bad. ANYWAY, I approve, and for $6 a bottle what the hell do you expect? It's easy-drinking, patio-party-friendly, and you won't break the damn bank for it. It gets my stamp of approval. Buy a case and throw a party. The end.
I'm always on the lookout for a great rosé (or any vino, really, I'm an equal opportunity vino-drinker), so feel free to share a few of your faves in the comments!