Browne Family Vineyards 2017 Grenache Rosé, Columbia Valley, $20

By on July 7, 2018

browne family vineyard grenache rose nv bottle - Browne Family Vineyards 2017 Grenache Rosé, Columbia Valley, $20Waterbrook winemaker John Freeman and his team are tasked with producing more than a dozen wines for Precept CEO Andrew Browne’s pet project in Walla Walla, and this work off Canyon Vineyard Ranch near Prosser, Wash., ranks as one of the largest bottlings of rosé from Grenache produced in the state. It carries a light pink wardrobe and offers fun aromas of cotton candy, fruit salad and dried strawberry. Inside, it’s quite serious with flavors starting with golden raspberry, white peach and apricot on the way to a food-friendly orange pith finish. The U.S. thirst for rosé sparked Browne to double the production of this over the 2016 vintage.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 5,068 cases

Alcohol: 11.8%

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