Red, White & Rosé: 10 Wines to Drink for July 4th

With only a week to go, we’re gathering the gang, grills and gear—vacation mode is nigh for the Fourth of July! Earlier this summer, our reviewers covered what wines pair best with outdoor grilling. Now that the weather is warm(er), we’re looking for something super crisp and refreshing to celebrate with Uncle Sam. 

From bubbles to Rosé and Pinot Noir, these 10 wines are all rated 90+ and under $50, perfect for your Independence Day fête. (Just remember to mind the fireworks.)

"The finish is extra smooth and creamy with a distant touch of spicy effervescence." 

“Love Sauvignon Blanc and you'll love the bouquet here.”

"It's subtle and elegant, a restrained style of Sauvignon, more about the place (sea breeze, granite) than the variety."

"Light to medium-bodied and tightly wound with a great intensity of stone fruit and mineral flavors in the mouth, it has a lively backbone and great persistence."

“This could be that moment in a great winery's life when everything comes together, with a great vintage, a top bottling and great execution.”

“This is a picture-book Auslese of great finesse and terroir expression, probably one of the finest you can get and would want to drink from the 2015 vintage.”

“The palate is extraordinary, incredibly fresh and complex, with good weight and very good acidity.”

“Refined and sophisticated, it does everything well, showing enough focus and grip to hold up to food while being restrained enough to drink nicely on its own.”

“It packs a lot of red berry and earth flavor layers into an elegant, medium-bodied palate.”

“It has an earthy bouquet, very well defined with dark cherries, cranberry and a subtle iron-like content.”

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