2013 Chateau les Crostes Rosé, $18.99

It is rosé season, and while I find plenty of good ones in the $10 to $15 range, I do like to step it up for a nice grilled salmon dinner with friends. My new pick for this year is this lovely pink from France’s Côtes de Provence—a new offering from our friends at Robert Kacher Selections. This is a super pale wine with white peach, red cherry and lime fruits and a subtle floral note of violets that seems to grow with each sip. The mid-palate is full of saline minerality, and the tangy finish makes it perfect with food. Don't be fooled by the color, this wine is packed with power and complexity.