Best Northwest wines of 2015: 20-11

By on December 30, 2015

17. Barnard Griffin 2014 Rosé of Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $12

Barnard Griffin Winery's Rosé of Sangiovese has won gold medal or better nine times in 10 years.

Year after year, owner/winemaker Rob Griffin and his crew craft what can rightly be placed among the best rosés in North America. This new vintage won a gold medal in January at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and, to nobody’s surprise, repeated the feat at the Great Northwest Wine Competition. It’s a stunning wine with aromas of strawberry compote, cherry pie and peaches and cream, followed by flavors of mint, pineapple and red fruit. Enjoy it on its own or with a variety of dishes, especially Mediterranean cuisine and seared ahi.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 11,400 cases

Alcohol: 12.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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