Hat Ranch Winery 2016 Estate Dry Rosé, Snake River Valley, $16

By on November 28, 2017

The first harvest of Cabernet Franc off the Hat Ranch estate in Sunnyslope Wine District came Nov. 4 and led to a beautiful dry rosé from retired Air Force pilot Tim Harless. Delicate notes of pink strawberry and Rainier cherry allow for minerality and anise to emerge, all carried along by crisp lemony acidity. This earned the title as best rosé at the 2017 Idaho Wine Competition, and suggested pairings include light pastas, grilled seafood and goat cheese.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 209 cases

Alcohol: 11.5%

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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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