Summer's Not the Same Without the Best Rosé Wines — And All Our Faves Are Under $25

Rosé all day.

best rose wine summer 2018
Summer Water

In case you've been ... ehmm ... living under a rock or something, rosé is having a bit of a moment right now in the world of wine. The drink of choice for summertime partying bros, but also for classy ladies who lunch, rosé is one of those beverages that can be dressed up or down for any setting.

For this list, we're sticking to dry rosé varieties (as opposed to sweeter options), because a dry rosé has the acidity of white wine but the fruit character of red — making it one of the easiest and most food-friendly wines. From rich and creamy cheese dishes to fresh seafood, grilled chicken, pizza, and flatbread, you really can't go wrong.

A versatile, refreshing, and budget-friendly wine built for virtually any occasion or season, here are our favorite bottles of dry rosé to get you in the mood for summertime sipping.

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Stars Like Ours Rosé Wine
Tank Garage Winery
Tank Garage Winery 2017 Stars Like Ours Rosé

$22.00

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When you're craving a glass of rosé, chances are you're after a wine that's crisp, refreshing, and perfect to sip on a hot summer night. California-based winery Tank Garage hit the nail on the head with their 2017 Stars Like Ours release — one of the most delicious (and beautifully packaged) rosés we've tried so far this season.

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2017 Summer Water Rosé

$18.00

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Summer Water deserves a spot on our list as one of the most drinkable, approachable, and damn delicious rosé options out there. Crisp, dry, and with enough acidity to cut through its juicy berry notes, this versatile wine is perfect for kicking back at barbecues or casual dinner parties with your besties.

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Fleur de Mer Côtes de Provence Rosé

$19.99

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It makes sense that this juicy wine is named Fleur de Mer (or flower of the sea), because it's bursting with the flavor of freshly cut watermelon, ripe raspberries, and the slightest trace of ocean salt. There's a subtle and soothing hint of lavender on the nose, which makes the entire sipping experience a treat for the senses. Pair this crisp and luscious rosé with salty prosciutto and sweet melon.

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Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé

$21.99

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Made from a combination of classic Provencal grapes, this gorgeous pale rosé has a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a fresh flavor ripe with notes of white peach, mango, and cherries. There's a slight mineral edge at the end of each sip that cuts through any sweetness and then lingers, making this a delicious rosé to simply sip solo or pair with creamy goat's milk cheeses.

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Balleto Rosé of Pinot Noir

$19.99

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If the electric salmon hue of this rosé doesn't catch your eye in person, you may need to get your vision checked. With its citrusy aroma, intense melon and cherry flavor, and crisp acidity, this bone-dry rosé from Sonoma County's Russian River Valley should have a permanent place in your wine cellar. Serve this with smoky barbecued chicken and spicy pulled pork sliders for a dream-team pairing.

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Chateau Minuty Côtes de Provence M Rosé
Minuty
Chateau Minuty Côtes de Provence M Rosé

$20.00

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A combination of grenache, cinsault, and syrah grapes, this delicate pale pink-hued rosé from Provence is aromatic and filled with beautiful fresh flavor. With ripe and juicy peach notes and a pleasantly dry finish, you'll want to sip this all season long.

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SAVED Magic Maker Rosé

$13.99

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Don't be fooled by this bottle's bright pink hue or delicate peachy aroma. This is actually an incredibly dry and complex rosé that can stand up to any smoky meat or veggie dish. Keep this one on hand for grilling season.

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Gérard Bertrand Cote des Roses Languedoc Rosé 2016
Gérard Bertrand
Gérard Bertrand Cote des Roses Languedoc Rosé 2016

$17.99

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Although many consider Provence to be the poster child for pink wine, next-door-neighbor region Languedoc deserves some recognition, too. Crisp, dry, and built for pairing with seafood and fresh fruits and veggies, this Cote des Roses Languedoc Rosé from Gérard Bertrand tastes as good as it looks.

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Kendall-Jackson 2015 Grand Reserve Rosé

$25.00

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With a pretty pale ruby hue and subtle notes of peach and watermelon, this Grand Reserve Rosé is the ultimate crisp sipper you'll want to have on hand for your next dinner or cocktail hour this season. It's also delicious paired with grilled steak, salmon, and charred veggies.

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Chloe Rosé Wine
Chloe Rosé
Chloe Rosé

$12.99

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Made predominantly from the Pinot Noir grape, this dainty rosé sourced from California's Central Coast is light, elegant, and refreshing; a perfect choice for a bridal shower or birthday.

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Badenhorst Secateurs 2016 Rosé

$13.99

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The aroma of this unique South African blend is most commonly described as "vanilla-tinged" and sweet, though the palette is actually quite crisp and acidic. This rosé will keep you coming back for another sip, and it makes an excellent pairing with dessert.

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Maison Marcel 2015 Rosé
Maison Marcel
Maison Marcel 2015 Rosé

$15.00

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With its vibrant peach hue and gorgeous bottle, this variety from Maison Marcel will certainly have you drinking with your eyes first. Crafted from the floral and fruit-forward Black Muscat grape, this blend is just slightly sweet, yet well-balanced.

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Anew 2014 Rosé

$12.00

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Versatile and refreshing, this blend of Syrah and Sangiovese from Washington's Columbia Valley has a juicy strawberry aroma that opens up into a crisp and dry medium-bodied rosé. At a very reasonable price point, this is a solid choice for a picnic.

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Dark Horse Rosé

$9.99

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This seasonal release from California's Central Valley is just slightly earthy, brown sugar-sweet, and incredibly affordable at under $10 per bottle. We'll toast to that!

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