Ten bottles of rosé that you can buy for less than $20

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Dan Q Dao

With the year's first heat wave scorching its way through Gotham, New Yorkers are seeking comfort every way possible—from iced coffee to ice cream and, of course, chilly glasses of rosé. Yet, despite all the fantastic wine bars the city has to offer, sometimes all you want is to pop open a bottle of vino in the comfort of your own air-conditioned home. From newcomers on Long Island to the standbys of Provence, here are 10 stellar bottles of rosé you can buy in NYC for less than $20. 

1. Wölffer Estate Vineyard 2015 Rosé

One of the forerunners of Long Island's wine-growing region, the acclaimed Wölffer Estate Vineyard delivers this gold-label flagship bottle that embodies everything you want in a rosé: a light pink color, fragrant aromas of fresh peach and pear, crisp minerality and a classic dry finish. $18

2. Winc's Summer Water 2015 Rosé

The wine-loving Instagram Yes Way Rosé joins forces with personalized wine club Winc for this second iteration of the cult-loved "summer water" (pictured above). The wine emulates traditional French-style rosé with a syrah-grenache blend that sources grape from the Santa Barbara County region. $13

3. Bridge Lane 2015 Rosé

Lieb Cellars' Bridge Lane Winery, located on the vino-soaked North Folk of Long Island, emphasizes young, fruit-forward bottles. Their rosé takes after the dry style of the wine, boasting the acidity of a white with the fruity finish of a great pink. $14.99

M de Minuty Rosé
Photograph: Courtesy Château Minuty

4. Château Minuty 2015 Cuvée M de Minuty Rosé

Escape to the breezy Saint-Tropez peninsula with this classic number from Château Minuty, one of the last family-owned Provencal estates that farms and harvest the grapes for their rosé wines. A tried-and-true Cuvée, the wine is delicate and bright with undertones of citrus and candied fruit. $19.99 

5. E. Guigal 2015 Côtes du Rhône Rosé

This balanced bottle strikes the perfect chord between the dry Provence standard and more liberally flavored newcomers. Here, that classic dryness is offset by a kick of fruity sweetness that makes it ideal for warm-weather, summer drinking. $15

6. Ruffino Sparkling Rosé

This sparkling Italian number is composed primarily of the Glera grape, also used in Prosecco, blended with small amounts of Pinot Noir. The result is a fragrant, bubbly sipper laced with flavors of red berries, white fruits and rose petals. $15

Rotari 2013 Brut Rosé
Photograph: Courtesy Rotari

7. Rotari 2013 Brut Rosé 

Get a taste of the Italian Alps in this vintage sparkling rosé from Tretino. Made via metodo classico, the time-honored tradition of double-fermenting the bottle, this blend of 75 percent pinot noir and 25 percent Chardonnay touts notes of wild strawberry and cherry. $19.99

8. Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé

Fans of wines from the Northwest USA should seek out this proud Oregon bottle, which nods to the cool, rainy climate of the Willamette Valley. With each crisp sip, find the aromas of strawberry, rose petals and pomegranate seeds. $12.99

9. Le Rosé de Mouton Cadet 2014

A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, this Bordeaux beauty offers a palate of fruit and citrus to accompany a pale pink hue. $14.99

10. SAVED "Magic Maker" 2015 Rosé

This bone-dry, Provencal-style wine is a collaboration between tattoo artist Scott Campbell and winemaker Clay Brock. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese and Zinfandel yields a crisp pour smacking of grapefruit, strawberry and honeydew. $15 

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