California Rosé Wines

Blind tasting results of California Rosé wines – How we ranked them

Judging Rosé wines from California wine regions

Vintage Wine Tasting Club member, Joe Fama, is a huge fan of Rosé wines. Joe says now is the best time of the year to enjoy Rosé wines. Joe recently hosted a luncheon for the Vintage Wine Tasting Club and organized a blind tasting of seven Rosé wines. The Rosé wines were from California wine regions and all made from different varieties of grapes and blends. Here are the seven wines we blind tasted in the order of how we scored them, top to bottom.

Results of our Rosé blind tasting

  • Bella Luna Estate Winery 2018 Paso Robles Piccolo Rosso – This wine is a blend or 50% Sangiovese, 30% Tempranillo, and 20% Barbera. The vines are dry-farmed and sit at an elevation of 1200 feet. Purchase was made at the winery for $30
  • Pleiades Mendicino County 2022 Rose – the winery is in Sebastopol – Sangiovese grapes are pressed and fermented in stainless steel. It is $19.95 at K&L.
  • Union Sacré 2022 Pinot Gris Rosé – an orange wine from a small winery in Monterey. Weimax wines in Burlingame for $17.95
  • Pedroncelli 2022 Dry Creek Valley Rosé – from Zinfandel grapes – Dry, light bodied and flavorful. $18.99 at Weimax.
  • Tatomer Edna Valley Santa Barbara 2022 Pinot Noir Rosé – This Pinot Noir is from Edna Valley. $21.95 at K&L.
  • Green and Red Chiles Canyon Estate 2022 Napa Valley Rosé – Syrah grapes from Napa Valley. Green and Red has made the house red wine for Chez Panisse  for over 20 years – $21.95 at K&L.
  • Weese Family Winery 2021 Sonoma County Rosé – Rockpile Cabernet – no price because out of stock

Rosé wines are from red wine grapes and, as we explain in Learn About Rosé wines. Rosé wines are light, low in alcohol, refreshing and perfect at outdoor events. What is your favorite Rosé?

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