Yakima Valley winemaker Ron Bunnell, Washington’s master of the Rhône, gives us a glimpse of what’s in store for nascent Rocky Pond Winery with this Syrah rosé from the Dufenhorsts’ Clos CheValle Vineyard high above the south shore of Lake Chelan. The nose of strawberry taffy, dusty rose, baked cherry pie and smoky blueberry leads to a juicy, fruit-forward drink. Rainier cherry and raspberry flavors are joined by watermelon, huckleberry and blueberry as the finish is reminiscent of a fresh berry smoothie. These wines are available at the winery’s new tasting rooms in downtown Chelan and Woodinville, as well as online.
Production: 122 cases