June 11 is National Rosé Day. But also keep in mind that summer is around the corner and therefore, there’s always an occasion to “rosé all day”! Certainly, it’s time to drink pink on the patio, oceanside or poolside. We sip it on our deck lakeside on warm evenings, and watch its pretty color match the gorgeous Washington sunsets. However, we haven’t finalized all our bottles to open on National Rosé Day this year. Read on for the list of possibilities.
National Rosé Day
We still have more than a week until National Rosé Day on June 11. We know we’ll open Lauren Ashton Cellars rosé, as we do every year. However, we’re still not sure which other rosés to pour. Here are 17 bottles we have in our cellar (in alphabetical order). Six are from Washington state, three from California, three from France, two from Oregon and one each from Italy, Spain and Armenia.
- Caprio Cellars 2020 (Washington)
- Chateau Miraval Côtes du Provence 2020 (France)
- Chateau Ste. Michelle Le Rosé 2020 (Washington)
- Daou Vineyards Discovery Collection 2019 (California)
- Devison Vintners 2019 (Washington)
- Domaine Delaporte Sancerre Rosé 2019 (France)
- Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône Reserve 2020 (France)
- HUE Wines 2021 (Washington)
- K & M Wines Rubis Rosé of Syrah 2020 (Oregon)
- Lauren Ashton Cellars 2021 (Washington)
- L’Ecole 41 2020 (Washington)
- Marqués de Cáceres 2020 (Spain)
- Navarro Vineyards Rosé of Pinot Noir 2021 (California)
- Storica Shofer Areni 2020 (Armenia)
- Tentuta di Fessina Etna Rosato 2019 (Italy)
- TOIL Oregon Rosé of Pinot Noir 2019 (Oregon)
- Wiens Family Cellars Rosé of Primitivo 2021 (California)
We also have to decide on food pairings, which is fairly easy. For example, you can pair food-friendly rosé with seafood, shellfish and smoked salmon. Or, for instance, try salads, pasta, grilled chicken, grilled lamb, Asian dishes or red-berry desserts. Moreover, you can simply drink rosé without food, as a refreshing summer sipper.
In conclusion, we love many different styles of rosés. Consequently, we love National Rosé Day, and hope you do too. On the other hand, we also hope you enjoy this refreshing summer sipper all year round.
Margot and Dave