Hamilton Cellars 2013 Rosé of Malbec, Columbia Valley, $18

By on July 25, 2015

hamilton-cellars-rose-of-malbec-lable-2013The Hamiltons show their dedication to this Bordeaux variety that’s emerging in Washington state by developing a dry rosé with it from Gamache Vineyards — one of the state’s top growers of Malbec. Its salmon color leads to clean and bright aromas of Chelan cherry, dried strawberry and nectarine. There’s a scrape of toast on the entry that adds complexity to crisp flavors of cherry, white peach, kiwi and fresh-shucked sweet corn, backed by Granny Smith apple peel and a long trail of blood orange acidity.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 167 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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