Kaella Winery 2014 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Rosé, Red Mountain, $18

By on April 6, 2015

kaella-winery-ciel-du-cheval-rose-2013-bottleWoodinville vintner Dave Butner takes this pink made from Sangiovese off one of the state’s top vineyards in Jim Holmes’ Ciel du Cheval down a drier path. Fresh and bright aromas of dusty Rainier cherry, fresh cranberry compote, strawberry, apricot and marshmallow lead to a clean and delicious presentation of ripe raspberry and cranberry. The structure is perfectly balanced. Production was trimmed by about 10 percent, and the residual sugar checks in at 0.9%, more than half a percent lower than the award-winning 2013. And it earned best rosé at the 2015 Capital Food and Wine Festival Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 98 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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