Best Rosé Wines Under $20 to Drink All Year

2016 bonny doon vineyard vin gris de cigare rose
Photo: Thomas Burke Photography

Gone are the days when rosé was merely a summertime wine. While it's the perfect pool parties, picnic and beach-day wine, it's time to plot out your year-round rosé enjoyment. Ranging from light bodied to fuller and more unctuous, the variety alone offers enough reason to pop a bottle any day—even on a cold day. This list features a mix of complex and easy-drinking rosés that come in at $20 and under. Thank me in January when you've had more than enough Cabernet and long for something, bright, fruity and that won't stain your teeth purple. – Jonathan Cristaldi

01 of 09

Best Rosé Wines Under $20 to Drink All Year

Gone are the days when rosé was merely a summertime wine.

02 of 09

2016 Château Minuty Côtes de Provence 'M de Minuty' Rosé, Provence, France ($18)

2016 chateau minuty cotes de provence m de minuty rose
Courtesy of Pain Vin Company

Pale pink with watermelon rind, candied flowers, white peach, strawberry, sour cherry, and excellent, salty mineral character with just a hint of baking spice on the finish.

03 of 09

2016 Falesco Vitiano Rosato Umbria IGT, Italy ($12)

2016 falesco vitiano rosato umbria igt
Courtesy of The Winebow Group

Pale ruby in color, with deep red berry aromas, jasmine, honeysuckle, and terrifically creamy on the mid-palate, giving way to more tart flavors and a bracing acid-finish with a kiss of candied minerality.

04 of 09

2015 Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, Stellenbosch, South Africa ($11)

2015 mulderbosch cabernet sauvignon rose
Courtesy of Mulderbosch

Shimmering pale ruby in color with a leesy quality on the nose along with sea shell notes. Excellent weight in the mouth with tart cherry infused with vanilla, leading to a saline mineral finished tinge with pomegranate.

05 of 09

2016 Ferrari-Carano Dry Sangiovese Rosé, Sonoma County, USA ($15)

2016 ferrari-carano dry sangiovese rose
Courtesy of Ferrari-Carano

Light in color with orange and red hues. Bright and fresh on the nose, unctuous in the mouth, revealing layers of Fuji apple, caramelized pears, and sweet baking spice.

06 of 09

2015 Raimat 'Castell de Raimat' Rosé, Costers del Segre, Spain ($10)

2015 raimat castell de raimat rose
Courtesy of Aveniu Brands

Pale ruby with garnet hues. Bright saline minerality and candied watermelon notes. Fabulously rich, with zippy acidity and deep mid-palate flavors redolent of pomegranate, green apple skin, and kiwi.

07 of 09

2016 Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône Reserve Rosé, Rhone, France ($14)

2016 famille perrin cotes du rhone reserve rose
Courtesy of Famille Perrin

Clean and bright with delicious ripe grapefruit and blood-orange notes tinged with lofty dried herbs-de-provence notes.

08 of 09

2016 Gerard Bertrand Languedoc 'Cote des Roses' Rosé, France ($15)

2016 gerard bertrand languedoc code des roses rose
Courtesy of Gérard Bertrand

Pale salmon-colored hues. A creamy nose of white peach leads to a tangy mouthfeel, softening on the mid-palate with a creamsicle, pomegranate and cranberry notes.

09 of 09

2016 Bonny Doon Vineyard Vin Gris de Cigare Rosé, California, USA ($18)

2016 bonny doon vineyard vin gris de cigare rose
Thomas Burke Photography

Salmon pink. Bursting with bright, ripe and creamy flavors redolent of watermelon rind, ripe strawberry and grapefruit, hinting at fennel. A superbly pleasing rosé from the inimitable Randall Grahm.

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