The first winery in Oregon’s Washington County observed its 50th anniversary in 2020, and erstwhile dairyman Jeff Herinckx is well into his second decade as the family’s head winemaker, taking over from his cousin — pioneer Ronald Vuylsteke. It’s a picturesque example of rosé, and it’s a bit of a throwback with its blazing fruit punch color. It would be a mistake to view it as a blush, however, because a sip brings lively flavors of Rainier cherry, raspberry and a steady pulse of pomegranate juice. It’s a delicious package from a number of vineyards in the recently established Laurelwood District appellation that provided this Hillsboro brand its first career Platinum. Award: Drink Pink Vino International Rosé Wine Competition (double gold).
Rating: Platinum, 93 points
Production: 162 cases