Refreshing, light, and entirely homegrown, these six domestic bottles remind us why rosé is the ideal summer wine.
Matthiasson, Rosé 2015
Grapes: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Counoise
Peaches, watermelon, and lemonade: the fresh fruit notes, balanced by bright, citrusy acidity, capture summertime in a bottle. Surprisingly, the 2015 vintage from this Napa Valley–based producer was picked in July, but the decision to harvest that early (at least one month early, in fact) produced a crisp, light pink that at only 11.5 percent alcohol makes it the perfect picnic and poolside wine for the summer.