Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2016 Limited Edition Canyon Vineyard Ranch Cinsaut Rosé, Yakima Valley, $20

By on December 11, 2017

Walla Walla winemaker Bill Murray collaborated on Meredith Smith’s stellar, albeit short-lived, Cinsault rosé program for Precept Wine at Sawtooth in Idaho, but he’s revived it for Canoe Ridge Vineyard by pulling the lesser-known red Rhône grape out of Canyon Vineyard Ranch in the Yakima Valley. Its pale salmon color brings aromas of Special K Red Berries cereal, clove and white pepper, which lead to flavors of apricot, cherry, vanilla and watermelon. The fleshy midpalate is capped by a nice pop of dried strawberries in the bone-dry finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 200 cases

Alcohol: 13.7%

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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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