Underwood 2016 Rosé, Oregon, $14

By on May 9, 2017

Best Buy! Willamette Valley winemaker JP Caldcleugh heads up one of the largest productions of rosé in the Pacific Northwest, and a sizable amount of the release by the prolific Union Wine Co., will be coming out in 375-milliliter cans. It’s more of a pink wine than rosé because Pinot Noir and Syrah are very minor components behind the base blend of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Muscat. There’s an homage to Provence with the very light color, and the chemistry shows that the graduate of Australia’s University of Adelaide takes this down a dry path (0.35% residual sugar) as the early whiff of caramel corn transitions into lemonade with a twist of lime, making for a tasty drink.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 15,000 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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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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