Rocky Pond Winery 2015 Clos CheValle Vineyard Rosé, Lake Chelan, $19

By on July 4, 2016

rocky-pond-winery-clos-chevalle-vineyard-rose-2015-bottleYakima Valley winemaker Ron Bunnell, Washington’s master of the Rhône, gives us a glimpse of what’s in store for nascent Rocky Pond Winery with this Syrah rosé from the Dufenhorsts’ Clos CheValle Vineyard high above the south shore of Lake Chelan. The nose of strawberry taffy, dusty rose, baked cherry pie and smoky blueberry leads to a juicy, fruit-forward drink. Rainier cherry and raspberry flavors are joined by watermelon, huckleberry and blueberry as the finish is reminiscent of a fresh berry smoothie. These wines are available at the winery’s new tasting rooms in downtown Chelan and Woodinville, as well as online.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 122 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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