Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2017 The Explorer Rosé, Horse Heaven Hills, $16

By on December 16, 2018

This Walla Walla winery is bullish on this category, now producing two styles of rosé with the launch of The Explorer, which takes a Provence approach with Syrah and Grenache not from its Canoe Ridge Vineyard in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills but sister site Alder Ridge a few miles downstream on the Columbia River. The Sept. 30 harvest spent three months in stainless steel and it’s finish bone-dry, a theme that’s hinted at by the light salmon color. Enticing aromas of cherry marshmallow and rose petal lead to brisk flavors of pink strawberry, kumquat and light lemon.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 1,474 cases

Alcohol: 13.3%

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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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