William Grassie Wine Estates 2012 Dahlia Rosé, Columbia Valley, $18

By on June 15, 2014

Wm Grassie Wine Estates 2012 Dahlia RoseWoodinville winemaker Bill Grassie built this dry rosé by bleeding off lots of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot (40%) from such vineyards as Ambassador, Boushey, Stillwater Creek, Quintessence, Upland and Weinbau. The nose is rather fascinating and very fruit-forward with whiffs of red cherry, strawberry, blood orange and apricot. There’s a similar theme to the palate that opens with a touch of creaminess before readily giving way to flavors of Red Haven peach and blood orange, backed by pomegranate acidity and peach skin with a hint of cherry cordial in the finish. His wines are available his tasting rooms in Woodinville and Fall City.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 200 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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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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