The late spring is a joyous time as the wine stores start carrying lots of Rosés. Though I enjoy drinking Rosé year round, for many it is primarily a summer drink. So it can be hard to find in the fall/winter yet the summer time brings a deluge of Rosé to the market. So when it becomes available, I am always trying new ones, such as the 2009 Gai'a 14-18h Rosé ($15). You should do the same and try some new Rosé.
Gai'a Wines, S.A. is a Greek wine producer and you can read more information about them, including some reviews of their other wines, either here or here.
The 2009 Gaia 14-18h Rosé is made from 100% Agiorgitiko, the St. George grape. Its name derives from the fact that this wine has 14-18 hours of skin contact, which gives it a rich pink color. It has an alcohol content of 12.5% and a bright nose of red fruits. It is a very dry Rosé, definitely Old World in style, with restrained but definite flavors of strawberry, watermelon and cherry. It is a very crisp and refreshing wine, perfect for a summery day. It should prove to be very food friendly, from some broiled scallops to some grilled lamb. I actually drank it with grilled burgers and hot dogs and it was fine with them.
I bought this wine at the Wine Bottega, which has a good selection of Rosé.