Malaga Springs Winery 2011 Al y Kat Rosé, Washington, $18

By on February 15, 2014

malaga-springs-winery-aly-kat-roseWenatchee-area winemaker Al Mathews creates two styles of pink wine on Cathedral Rock Road — one from Sangiovese and this cheerful and slightly off-dry blend of Zinfandel, Syrah and Cabernet Franc — and both earned strong medals in West Coast competitions last year. Hints of dried strawberry, cranberry, black cherry and candy cane offer a gentle head-butt to the nose. The drink offers a friendly purr of strawberry candy and black cherry with a tail drag of dark plum, red currant, apricot and garam masala. The San Diego International Wine Competition treated it with a silver medal.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 45 cases

Alcohol: 13.2%


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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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