This is a blended rosé, rather than a single-grape saignée or simply made from red grapes quickly pressed off the skins. It's roundly fruity, mixing Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir in undisclosed proportions. Flavors of apple, peach and melon suggest that the white grapes played the major role.
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.