Murray 2016 Rosé, Red Mountain, $18

By on August 11, 2017

Tim and Kelly Hightower pull Syrah from their Mother Block Vineyard on Red Mountain, a 2-acre planting belonging to Tim’s mother, Jackie. Upon harvest, they pressed it promptly and devoted it to neutral oak for 4 months before bottling it under screwcap and their second label that serves as a tribute to their faithful Lab. The nose is reminiscent of Sanpellegrino Chinotto, peach taffy and red currant, and it’s followed by flavors and texture of of orange Creamsicle, white peach and pink strawberry. Its sturdy finish is marked by red currant skins. Earlier this year, the Hightowers were featured at a winemaker dinner at acclaimed Joule Restaurant in Seattle where this rosé was served with Coconut Pickled Shrimp, pea shoots, buttermilk poached rhubarb salad, Chinese celery, jasmine, fresh soy bean dip, crackers and shiso.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 246 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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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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