One of Washington state’s largest family-owned wineries has created one of the region’s most successful rosé programs, and the Leutholds have used the Italian grape Sangiovese to nearly double their production since 2016. Perfume and peonies fill the nose with a hint of baker’s spice at the end. An almost off-dry entry brings the berry component of this wine to life, joined by strawberry vine, fresh raspberries and Bing cherries. Its profile makes this wine an easy summer sipper or a perfect turkey day pairing. The Leutholds enjoy it with a plate of Wheat Thins and Cougar Gold cheese. In 2017, the 2016 rosé grown in the Yakima Valley by the Tudor family, took best of show at the Washington State Wine Competition. Their latest example won a gold medal at the 2020 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition, a judging staged at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore., on behalf of sommeliers, wine merchants and journalists from across the country.
Production: 9,312 cases