38. Sawtooth Estate Winery 2013 Classic Fly Series Cinsault Rosé, Snake River Valley, $15
Best Buy! Who knew Cinsault, a rare red Rhône variety, was grown in Idaho? Well, it’s only a few rows, and winemaker Meredith Smith — with a little help from Muscat Blanc — has turned it into a superb pink wine with bright, inviting aromas of raspberry and strawberry, followed by slightly off-dry flavors of delicate cherry. This was rated best rose at the 2014 Idaho Wine Competition, receiving a gold medal for the second straight year.
Production: 204 cases