Columbia Winery 2013 Grenache Rosé, Horse Heaven Hills, $24

By on August 3, 2014

columbia-winery-grenache-rose-2013-bottleThere were few bargain rosés made in Washington from this Rhône variety last year because, by the ton, it was the highest-priced grape grown in the state. The aromatic profile hints at bright red fruit such as dusty Rainier cherry, plum juice and light raspberry. On the attack, it’s brisk and bone dry with Montmorency cherry, plum and fresh cranberry, backed by cherry-skin tannin. This is part of Columbia’s Tasting Room Exclusive tier, so it requires a trip to Woodinville.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 638 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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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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