Julia’s Dazzle 2013 Pinot Grigio Rosé, Horse Heaven Hills, $16

By on April 24, 2014

julias-dazzle-rose-bottlePink wines are hot in the Pacific Northwest, and Long Shadows Vintners winemaker Gilles Nicault continues to build upon the fandom he’s created with founder Allen Shoup for their rosé, which features estate fruit from their dramatic Benches site. A drizzle of Sangiovese (2%) boosts the pale pink color and adds to the remarkable nose of strawberry shortcake, kiwi fruit, peach taffy from Bruce’s Candy Kitchen and pear. Its delicious approach to the palate leads with nectarine, white strawberry and honeydew melon, while the texture rolls in the mouth as the acidity stays just ahead of the residual sugar (0.85%). In less than five years, Julia’s Dazzle — a tribute to Shoup’s granddaughter — has become one of the most widely produced rosés in the Northwest. Look for this bowling-pin bottle in restaurants such as Alderbrook Resort or ask your local wine merchant.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 5,100 cases

Alcohol: 13.7%

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  1. […] etc.  I found many that were unpleasant, a few that were mediocre, one that was quite enjoyable (Julia’s Dazzle) and one that I loved…this Tres Ojos […]

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