Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 70-61

By on December 27, 2014

70. Kaella Winery 2013 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Rosé, Red Mountain, $18

kaella-winery-ciel-du-cheval-rose-2013-bottleOne of Washington’s top vineyards in the state’s warmest appellation helped produce this stunning rosé of Sangiovese. A boutique winery in Woodinville with a total production of 500 cases, they’ve made the chase for delicious rosé a fun priority. It starts with aromas of Jolly Rancher watermelon candy, strawberry, cherry, orange zest and rosewater. The drink is ebullient with delicate flavors of Rainier cherry and white strawberry, which leads to high-acid cranberry and raspberry. While the residual sugar is listed as 1.6%, the skilled presentation of acidity gives this elegance and makes it a good match for patio fare. This won a gold medal at the 2014 Capital Food and Wine Festival Competition.

Production: 110 cases

Alcohol: 12.6%

Winery website

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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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