October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a time that many take an active role to raise money and awareness for this disease. Pink has become its trademark color, so I would like to take this opportunity to raise a glass of wine in a toast of remembrance and thanks to all who have been touched by this disease and to those who have devoted their life’s work to treat patients and find cures.
Choose your favorite Rose wine, or pick from these 12 I’ve been sipping this year to toast your Hero!
1. Edward Sellers 2011 Rosé
Paso Robles, CA | 50% Grenache | 50% Syrah | 13.9% Alcohol | $20
2. Talbas Creek Vineyard 2011 Rosé
Paso Robles, CA | 58% Mourvèdre | 30% Grenache | 12% Gounoise | $14.5% Alcohol | $27
3. La Cabriole 2011 Cabernet De Saumur
Cabernet de Saumur, FR | Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon | $10
4. Bessert de Bellefon “Cuvée des Moines” Champagne Brut Rosé
Epernay, FR | Champagne Blend | 12.5% Alcohol | $40- $50
5. Chateau de Nage Costieres De Nimes 2010 Reserve
Costieres de Nimes, Fr | 60% Grenache Noir | 40% Syrah | $10
6. Domaine Guy Mousset Côtes du Rhone 2011
Côtes du Rhone, FR | Grenache & Syrah Blend | Alcohol N/A | $10
7. Thanksgiving Farm 2009 Rosé
Harwood, Maryland | 53% Merlot | 40% Cabernet Franc | 7% Cabernet Sauvignon | Alcohol 11.6% | $15
8. Argyle 2008 Brut Rosé
Dundee Hills, OR | 50% Pinot Menunier | 40% Pinot Noir | 10% Chardonnay | Alcohol 13.5% | $35 – $40
9. The Crusher 2011 Rosé of Pinot Noir
Clarksburg, CA | 100% Pinot Noir | Alcohol 13.6% | $18
10. Chateau Ballan Larquette 2009 Rosé
Bordeaux, FR | 45% Merlot | 40% Cabernet Sauvignon | 15% Cabernet Franc | Alcohol N/A | $16
11. Santa Julia Brut Rosé
Mendoza, Argentina | 100% Pinot Noir | Alcohol 12.5% | $13
12. Charity Case 2008 Rosé
Napa, CA | Made with a blend of donated juice from dedicated Napa Winemakers | Alcohol 14.1% | $12 | 100% of proceeds benefits charities in and around Napa County California
Which Rosé wines would you choose to toast your Hero? I would love to know.This article was previously published by 12most and is republished by the Author Eileen Gross
I’m SO delighted you made kahlua! I hope your friends enjoy it!
What a great idea to focus on Rosés for breast cancer awareness month…and so many excellent suggestions!
Great list! I have never had the Bessert, but the Argyle is great (although a bit pricey). I should try the Tablas since I am a big fans of their other wines….
We had the Bassert for our anniversary. Hard to find a variety of Rose Champagnes near me. This one was pricey, but worth it.