Patrick Taylor and several other winemakers in Carlton, Ore., work with fruit from Washington in order to offer their customers wines made from varieties other than those native to Burgundy. Here, they pull this Rhône grape from the Taggares family’s vineyard on the Wahluke Slope, and they age it in neutral French barrels for just 10 months to maintain its vibrant approach. In the glass, it takes on the appearance of a dark rose, and it offers aromas of blood orange, dried strawberry, rhubarb pie and lemon ginger tea. On the palate, there are flavors of dried cherry and cranberry as pink grapefruit acidity easily pushes through the mild tannins to make this a very approachable wine.
Production: 125 cases