Van Duzer Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley, $20

By on May 19, 2016

van-duzer-roseOregon Pinot Noir grapes also make fine rosé wines, a number of winemakers have discovered, including Van Duzer Vineyards of Dallas, Ore. Burgundy native Florent-Pierre Merlier made this a showy number with aromas of grapefruit, rhubarb and kiwi fruit, then flavors of yellow grapefruit and strawberry. It ends with a crisp, tart finish ideal for foods with a little fat like rich cheeses and cured meat. This won a unanimous double gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,320 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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