05 May White Wine Lover’s Rosés!
Today we bring you two awesome rosés from the Pacific Northwest!America is no stranger to classic French varieties like Pinot Noir, but Italian varieties like Sangiovese, while they have been planted here for years, are more recently getting some acclaim. Both rosés exhibit a pale color signifying a small amount of time on the skins. This yields a rosé that drinks closer to a white wine with citrus and tart red fruits with a lip smackingly dry finish. Whether the hipster wine names appeal to you or not, these are good wines that you will enjoy sipping as the weather warms.
2017 Underground Wine Project “Mr. Pink” Rosé of Sangiovese, Columbia Valley AVA
On Sale $10.99
Last year’s cult rosé is back, and better than ever! Perfectly pink, with flavors full of fresh picked cherries, crisp watermelon, pomegranates, and lip smacking acidity to balance out the mouthwatering fruit sweetness, this year’s “Mr. Pink” deserves to be stocked in your fridge. But just like last year, do NOT wait until the warm summer months, as it will be long gone. Stock up while you can!
2017 Portlandia Rosé of Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley AVA
On Sale $12.99
56% pinot gris, 25% pinot noir, 19% grenache from the Shepherd’s Valley Vineyard, this rosé is tight and focused with lovely citrus blossom and rose petal scents. Flavors flow, adding strawberry, watermelon and minerally acids to the mix that persist through a long, fresh finish.
90 points, The Wine Enthusiast