Lopez Island Vineyards 2016 Rosé, Yakima Valley, $18

By on April 8, 2017

Brent Charnley’s historic work with aromatic white wines focuses on his Lopez Island estate, but much of his red program centers on Crawford Vineyard near Prosser, Wash. This delicious rosé is derived from Syrah and Merlot, bringing a brilliant cherry juice color with a nose of blood orange, raspberry and strawberry. Inside, it’s juicy and remarkably complex with flavors of Rainier cherry, strawberry nectar and apricot skin. A finish that’s refreshing, clean and delicious comes across as fruity, but not sweet. It earned a gold medal at best of class at the 2017 Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition and a silver at the 2017 Cascadia Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 175 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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