A case for Thanksgiving wine

By on November 17, 2013

Waterbrook Winery 2012 Sangiovese Rosé, Columbia Valley, $11

Waterbrook Winery is one of the oldest wineries in the Walla Walla Valley.Best Buy! Sangiovese is still a niche grape in the Northwest, but it is proving its worth both as a red wine and a dry rosé. It’s bright, crisp and perfect with a variety of lighter foods. It opens with aromas of orange zest, rose hip, salmonberry and pink grapefruit. On the palate, it leads with a tart entry with flavors of pomegranate, raspberry, strawberry and rhubarb. We’d pair this with salmon, grilled chicken or pasta tossed with grilled veggies.

Rating: Excellent

Pairings: Rice, squash and even cranberry sauce will work well with this tasty rosé.

Production: 3,200 cases

Alcohol: 12%


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About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .


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