Kestrel Vintners 2015 Falcon Series Rosé, Yakima Valley, $17

By on November 26, 2016

kestrel-vinters-falcon-series-rose-2015-bottleThis vintage marked Justin Michaud’s first for the longtime Prosser winery, and he applied his first stylistic touches with this bone-dry rosé from Sangiovese in Kestrel View Estate Vineyard. It carries a Provence-like pale salmon color, which leads to aromas of strawberry-rhubarb compote, dried cranberry and dried herbs. The drink provides a pleasing push of bright currant, cranberry and Montmorency cherry flavors, creating delicious acidity that will play well with holiday birds, fish, light salads and a cheese plate. Look for this pink at Kestrel’s tasting rooms in Prosser, Leavenworth and Woodinville, Total Wine & More, Yoke’s Fresh Market stores and other grocers.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,850 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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