Firesteed Cellars 2013 Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley, $14

By on October 10, 2014

firesteed-pinot-noir-rose-2013-bottleBest Buy! Willamette Valley winemaker Bryan Croft creates some of the Northwest best values, and this pink from Pinot Noir developed in Rickreall, Ore., continues his tradition. Pretty aromas of Rainier cherry, ripe strawberry, rhubarb and peach also come with hints of cotton candy and a dusty country road. It’s presented in a bone-dry style with red raspberry, cherry/rhubarb compote and dried strawberry, all surrounded by refreshing acidity. That makes it remarkably versatile for food applications, and don’t judge this by the price, which might be most inexpensive rosé made from Pinot Noir in the region.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 800 cases

Alcohol: 13.1%

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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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