Appellation: Dundee Hills
Earlier this year, we conducted a tasting of nearly 100 Northwest rosés. What we learned is Oregon Pinot Noir can result in some of the best rosés anywhere - and here is further evidence. This is a stunningly beautiful pink wine with aromas of white strawberry, apricot, clove and rose petals. On the palate, it provides flavors of rhubarb-strawberry jam, strawberry, cranberry and pomegranate, all backed with bright, lingering acidity. Rated "Outstanding" by Great Northwest Wine. (14.1 percent alc.)
Cases produced: 500
Food matches: Pair this with chicken, pork, seafood or linguine.
Stoller Family Estate, 16161 N.E. McDougall Road, Dayton, Ore. 503-864-3404, www.stollerfamilyestate.com.
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