Top 100 Wines: Rosé

Posted Tue, December 04, 2012 in All Posts

Jon Bonné
Updated 3:44 a.m., Monday, December 3, 2012

When the Top 100 includes almost as much pink wine as Chardonnay, it's safe to say that rosé has fully arrived. In part, credit cool 2011 vintages along the West Coast that spurred winemakers to think pink. But also, it has become acceptable to drink rosé all year long. No surprise there: It is perhaps the most food-friendly of wines, able to walk in the shoes of both white and red.

We also should thank vintners for finally giving it serious consideration. Where once most domestic rosé was simply a byproduct of red winemaking,...