In back to back years, this same 2019 rosé has gone Platinum, proving that quality rosé deserves to be respected beyond the previous year’s vintage. Maryhill owner Craig Leuthold credits Barnard Griffin for blazing the trail in the Pacific Northwest by featuring the Italian red variety in a rosé program, and Richard Batchelor charts a similar path with a profile that bursts with dusty boysenberry, red cherry and cranberry, backed by orange zest and dried herbs. This marks the sixth career Platinum for Maryhill’s rosé program, and the Leutholds enjoy it with a plate of Cougar Gold cheese and Wheat Thins. Awards: Cascadia International (gold), Great Northwest Invitational (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).
Rating: Platinum, 94 points
Production: 9,312 cases