Winescape 2019 Sangiovese Rosé, Red Mountain, $22

By on July 29, 2020

Phillip and Patricia Butterfield in Spokane have dedicated their professional lives to the field of medicine and helping others. From their young wine project on the Lilac City’s South Hill comes this beautiful rosé. Some of Northwest’s most decorated rosés are crafted with the Italian red grape Sangiovese, and the Butterfields pull theirs from Red Mountain, where they’ve had enjoyed early acclaim with fruit from Kiona. This example offers an attractive salmon color and enticing aromas of fresh-cut apricots, white peach and floral notes. On the palate, there are more hints of stone fruit, a fascinating fleck of minerality and just the right amount of acidity. It merited a rare double gold medal at the 2020 Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 107 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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