From the Maury Balcom vineyard, this is a dry, fruit-forward rosé, finished at a pleasing 12.4% alcohol. It's a forward, fruity, lightly spicy springtime quaffer, packed with strawberry flavor. Slightly bigger and bolder, but perhaps less detailed, than the 2005 version.
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.