Be Human Wines 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, Horse Heaven Hills, $17

By on September 15, 2021

The Aquilini family tree of wines in Washington stands at six brands across several appellations, and this rosé hails from one of the Northwest’s top regions for Cabernet Sauvignon. Its pink grapefruit appearance is reminiscent of Provence, but the fanciful nose hints at some fun with strawberry cotton candy, fruit punch, peach candy and a dusting of facial powder that’s a marker of Horse Heaven Hills grapes. On the palate, it turns serious. Bright flavors bring thoughts of boysenberry, pie cherry and shortcake topped with pink strawberries, making for a mouthwatering finish. There’s some texture, even a tiny bit of grip, making it an expressive, complex and bone-dry rosé for red wine lovers. Suggested pairings include alder-planked salmon or a plate of appetizers that includes watermelon with feta.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 920 cases

Alcohol 12%

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Articles credited to Great Northwest Wine are authored by Eric Degerman and other contributors. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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