Ghost Hill Cellars 2011 Bayliss-Bower Vineyard Spirit of Pinot Noir Rosé, Yamhill-Carlton, $18

By on January 29, 2013

The Bayliss family, joined by son-in-law Cameron Bower, is showing a flair for growing Pinot Noir on the Savannah Ridge near Carlton, Ore., and Rebecca Pittock-Shouldis creates a skillfully serious pink that’s protected by screwcap. The amazingly fruit-forward nose of raspberry, strawberry and Elberta peach transitions to flavors of white strawberry, pink raspberry and Red Haven peach. It’s bone dry with big acidity and a touch of tannin that will suit a wide range of grilled meats that favor a fruit salsa rather than a heavy sauce.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 98 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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