Maryhill Winery 2013 Rosé of Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $14

By on December 15, 2014

maryhill-winery-rose-sangiovese-2013-bottleBest Buy! Many of the Pacific Northwest’s top pinks are made using this prolific, high-acid Italian variety, and Richard Batchelor continues to create one of the best examples. His vineyard source is focusing on Tudor Hills in the Yakima Valley, and the experience begins with a fun light strawberry color and aromas to match, including fresh raspberry, red currant, rose petal and a lick of milk chocolate. The drink is beautiful with dried strawberry and peach flavors, backed by a radiant raspberry acidity on the midpalate and a touch of residual sugar (0.8%) that leaves it lengthy and a bit off-dry. Suggested pairings include barbecued beef ribs, Cornish game hens, grilled salmon and quiche.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,942 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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