This unique wine, labeled rosé, is a lovely rose-toned copper. But is it really a rosé, or just a rich, phenolic white? However you label it, call it delicious; its rose petal, bee pollen and strawberry scents and flavors are concentrated and creamy. It spent six months on the lees—half in stainless steel and half in neutral oak.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.