Mercer Estates 2016 Spice Cabinet Vineyard Rosé, Horse Heaven Hills, $13
Best Buy! One of the state’s top sites for Malbec is the source for the Mercer family’s Grenache rosé. A key feature for Spice Cabinet Vineyard, a short jog from Crow Butte Park and the Columbia River, is the aspect that allows for some afternoon shading. That allows for the retention of the grape’s natural acidity. A 24-hour soaking on the grape skins leads to delicate and dusty aromas and flavors of white strawberry, cranberry and red currant that finish with finesse and almost no perceived residual sugar (0.6%).
Production: 1,029 cases