Great Northwest Wines top wines 100: 10-2

By on December 30, 2013

7. Barnard Griffin 2012 Rosé of Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $12

barnard-griffin-roseBest Buy! Over the past decade, nobody has made a consistently greater rosé anywhere on the West Coast than Rob Griffin. This wine earned seven consecutive gold medals (or better) at the huge San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, and this wine earned best rosé at the inaugural Great Northwest Wine Competition in Hood River, Ore. Strawberry, rhubarb and pie cherry notes lead to pie cherries and rhubarb on the palate in this bright, brilliant rosé.

Production: 7,000 cases

Alcohol: 12.6%

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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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