Williamson Vineyard 2014 Blossom Sangiovese Rosé, Snake River Valley, $16

By on November 15, 2015

williamson-vineyard-blossom-sangiovese-rose-labelThe Williamson family and winemaker Greg Koenig create this charming rosé using the saignée method by drawing off juice — “bleeding” — during the crush of Sangiovese from their vineyards in the Sunnyslope Wine District. That production leads to aromas of ripe strawberry, cranberry and cotton candy, followed by bright, dry and delicious flavors of raspberry and strawberry. A flash of spritzy acidity creates for nice length. This earned a silver medal at the 2015 Idaho Wine Competition, and it will pair marvelously with that holiday bird.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 84 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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