John Bigelow has been operating JM Cellars in Woodinville longer than all but a handful of wineries, and his vineyard sources throughout the Columbia Valley — some estate, others under long-term contracts — are impeccable. In this case, he continues to pull his Provence-inspired rosé of Cinsaut from The Benches, a site overlooking the Columbia River that Long Shadows Vintners helped make famous when its founded as Wallula Gap Vineyard. The clean and inviting nose of Montmorency cherry, white peach and cotton candy leads to brisk flavors of strawberry-rhubarb cobbler, Asian pear and dried cherry. A hint of bubble gum in the back adds to the fun, yet the pulse of refreshing acidity in the finish leaves it quite serious.
Production: 432 cases
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