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A summer staple, pretty pink rosés are also surprisingly suitable for toasting on February 14 and for pairing with a wide variety of seasonal dishes, like braised beef, baked chicken, salmon, and pasta with red sauce.
2018 Chateau D’Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé ($20)
This popular wine is made from a blend of grapes grown in the Provençe area of France. It has a bouquet and taste of ripe berries and notes of cherry on its finish.
Find It: Wine Bazaar in New Rochelle
Alternative: Find the comparably priced 2019 at Stew Leonard’s Wines in Yonkers and Dodd’s Liquor City in Millwood
2019 Pierpaolo Pecorari RosAlba Rosato ($20)
Grapes (50% Pinot Noir and 50% Refosco) from Italy’s Friuli region produce this wine that shows ripe strawberry flavors and aromas and a crisp finish with a hint of grapefruit.
Find It: Westchester Wine Warehouse in White Plains
Hecht & Bannier Côtes de Provence Rosé ($18)
Fashioned from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, and Rolle grapes, this rosé tastes of raspberries and ripe pears.
Find It: Rye Brook Wine & Spirit Shop
Notorious Pink Grenache Rosé ($20)
Made with 100% Grenache grapes from the South of France, this strawberry-scented wine shows a bit of ripe melon in its finish.
Find It: Katonah Wine & Liquor