Winemaker for Wine Press Northwest’s 2019 Oregon Winery of the Year, rising star Ariel Eberle earned the award for Best Rosé at the Cascadia International Wine Competition in 2018. Her latest work with Burger family fruit will have this bottling in contention for the sweepstakes this year. She’s dialed in the hot-pink color once again, and there’s fresh-cut Hermiston watermelon aromas along with strawberry candy and a touch of sweet herbs. Its structure is penetrating and compelling with boysenberry, Bing cherry skins and blackcurrant in the finish.
Rated “Outstanding” by Great Northwest Wine. (12.5% alc.)
Cases produced: 850
Food pairings: Rosés produced with Pinot Noir are among the most versatile wines at the dining table year-round, but think of fish and chips, sushi, crab cakes, barbecued shrimp, summertime salads or popcorn.
Yamhill Valley Vineyards
16250 SW Oldsville Road, McMinnville, OR 97128
The Yamhill Valley Vineyards bilingual tasting room is closed during the pandemic, but there is curbside pickup and ground shipping available.
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