Martinez & Martinez 2011 May Mae Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $16

By on February 15, 2013

Washington wineThe Martinez family has been growing wine grapes in the Horse Heavens for more than 30 years, using cuttings from Mercer Ranch Vineyards (now Champoux Vineyards). Son Andrew Martinez crafts the wine at the Winemakers Loft in Prosser. This yummy rosé opens with aromas of raspberry, light plum and ample strawberry, followed by a crisp entry that leads to flavors of cherry, raspberry and strawberry. This is a perfect wine for barbecued chicken.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 165 cases

Alcohol: 12.1%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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