Drinks

7 California Rosés to Drink Now

Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare
2009 ($15)
Refreshing grenache-based rose with a pleasingly bitter edge.
Copain Tous Ensemble Rose
2009 ($15)
Robust ripe strawberry flavors from a Rhoe-trained winemaker.
Roederer Estate Brut Rose NV
($27)
The prestigious French winery Champagne Louis Roederer founded an estate in the cool Anderson Valley in 1982. This smooth, nonvintage sparkling rose is dominated by pinot noir, which adds lovely fruit to the flavor and a nice dose of blush to the finish. It includes up to 20 percent oak-aged reserve wine and is characterized by subtle herb and red raspberry accents, but with a stiff mineral backbone.
Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Anderson Valley Brut Rose
2003 ($70)
This rare blend (only the 2nd vintage yet made) is complex and cellar-worthy, filled with peach and pastry aromas, hints of deeper red fruit and lots of nervy acidity.
Clos Saron Tickled Pink Sierra Foothills rose
($18)
Aromas that are just picked apricots with a lingering rosy finish.
Edmunds St. John Bone Jolly Gamay, Ed Witters Vineyard
2009
A great stand in for beaujolais village, cheery and vibrant.
Domaine Carneros by Tattinger, Cuvee de la Pompadour
The pinot noir is evident in this slightly tannic pink sparkling. A fruity, floral nose, and a dry, spicy palate with a pleasing acidity.

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