For straight talk on wine, among other sources, I go to Fredric Koeppel at Bigger than My Head. He recently blogged about his first -- and second-- rosé of the season.
For us as well, the season for rosés begins about Memorial Day. And we did just have our first rosé this year -- purchased at a DC wine shop and we have a second waiting in reserve -- suggested by a northern Virginia wine shop.
- DC suggestion, enjoyed: Crios Rosé Malbec (Argentina). Slightly sweet, definitely spicy, and got the job done at 13.8% abv.
- NoVa suggestion, still to be enjoyed: Hendry Ranch Napa Valley Rosé, 13.9% abv. [Wonderful dry rosé with less of the 'strawberryness' of other rosés. See Fredric Koeppel's comment below.]
By the way, rosés -- interesting ones -- are NOT sweet.