SuLei Cellars 2016 Pinot Gris Rosé, Yakima Valley, $18

By on November 20, 2017

Crawford Vineyard just outside of the town of Prosser, Wash., continues to build a following among Northwest winemakers, and Walla Walla Valley producer Tanya Woodley relies on the Crawfords for three of her crisp white wines, including her lightly tinged rosé from Pinot Gris. It’s rather floral, offering aromatic hints of pineapple, apricot, green banana and cotton candy. Enjoyable flavors including dried apricot, Navel orange and tangerine. She left it on the skins for 12 hours to create the color, and it came through fermentation essentially bone-dry.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 140 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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