Spring Run 2018 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Rosé, Columbia Valley, $18

By on July 21, 2019

Seattle entrepreneur Tom Alberg proudly created the Columbia Valley’s first certified Salmon-Safe vineyard at Stillwater Creek along the Royal Slope, and the Spring Run rosé program at Novelty Hill donates $2 of each bottle sold in the winerys Woodinville tasting room to the conservation group. Since the first bottling of Spring Run in 2017, that’s more than $70,000. Acclaimed winemaker Mike Januik focuses on Rhône varieties for this delightful rosé with a light strawberry hue, a blend of Syrah (90%), Grenache (7%) and Mourvèdre that’s reminiscent of strawberry freezer jam. A rub of nectarine skin gives it some texture on the midpalate before a long trail of golden raspberry juice. The thirst for this rosé has resulted in a doubling of production from the 2016 vintage.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,109 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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