Michelle NV Brut Rosé, Columbia Valley, $14
Best Buy! Washington’s largest production of Pinot Noir perennially leads to one of the West Coast’s top sparkling rosés wines year after year. The latest release is beautiful from start to finish with complex aromas of dusty rose petal, raspberry, cranberry and dried strawberry, followed by more raspberry, strawberry, Gala apple and a sense of minerality. Its refined mousse is finished with plenty of acidity to balance the residual sugar of 1%. Bubble boss Rick Casquerio retired earlier this spring, but not before this bottling was awarded a gold medal at the 30th annual Pacific Rim International Wine Competition.
Production: 15,000 cases