Back in June, we wrote about a number of rosés that would be perfect for summer sipping. Since then, we have seen an absolute deluge of pink wines coming from Pacific Northwest wineries — so many that we decided we’d better put the spotlight back on this exciting and growing category.
For those who decided they don’t like rosés, perhaps that was because you had a less-than-pleasant experience with sickly sweet blushes that have dotted the California wine landscape — typically wines that have besmirched Zinfandel’s good name.
Fortunately, what we see coming from most Northwest wineries are bright, well-crafted wines that are delicious on their own, as well as superb with a broad variety of cuisine.
Typically, these rosés reveal aromas of juicy red fruit — strawberry, cherry, cranberry, raspberry or pomegranate — along with spices, sweet herbs and more. They are meant to be enjoyed in their youth, so pick up a few bottles and toss them in the fridge so they are ready at a moment’s notice.
Look for these at your favorite wine merchant or contact the wineries directly.