Grower/co-owner Tom Merkle arranged for the Syrah that co-owner/winemaker Jessica Munnell transformed into pink perfection. Aromas akin to summer flowers, fresh-cut grass and sweet strawberry pie flow into a super clean and juicy entry. Bubble gum and ripe raspberries delight the palate, which lingers with lemon zest, white tea and orange oil. It’s everything a traditional rosé should be. Suggested fare includes rice noodles with chicken breasts cooked in a spicy Asian sauce featuring sesame oil, sambal and soy sauce. Awards: Great Northwest Invitational (double gold), Cascadia International (gold).
Rating: Platinum, 92 points
Production: 456 cases