Left Coast Cellars 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $18

By on September 19, 2014

Left Coast Cellars 2013 Rose of Pinot Noir bottleJoe Wright arrived in 2011, and he’s quickly turned this estate program into one of the region’s best for rose. In fact, his 2012 edition topped a Wine Press Northwest judging last year, so they doubled production. He took this lot of primarily Dijon 667 clone on Sept. 19 at 22 Brix, and his brief barrel program involved 20% neutral French oak. It’s effusive and diverse with its aromas of ripe strawberry, raspberry, cherry, peach, lime and hint of minerality. The drink is dry and serious with racy red currant and pie cherry,  finished with dried strawberry. You’ll be hard pressed to find a rosé of this quality made with Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley at this price.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 662 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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