Barnard Griffin 2012 Rosé of Sangiovese

June 11, 2013 

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Owner/winemaker Rob Griffin has established himself as the king of Northwest rosés, as this wine has won a gold or better in a major competition for the past eight years. This won best rosé at the Great Northwest Wine Competition in March, and for good reason. It is a vibrant color of pink, followed by gorgeous aromas of fresh strawberry, raspberry and clove. On the palate, it delivers flavors of Marionberry, strawberry taffy and peach. It’s a bright wine with beveled corners and salivating flavors. Rated “Outstanding” by Wine Press Northwest magazine.

Price: $12

Cases produced: 7,000.

Food matches: Halibut, salmon, crab, chicken or pork will all pair beautifully with this dry pink wine.

Barnard Griffin, 878 Tulip Lane, Richland, 627-0266, www.barnardgriffin.com.

— Great Northwest Wines

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