This unusual rosé is a cofermentation of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Blanc. It's an uneasy compromise, with neither grape really taking the lead. Kind of like one of those awkward wine and food combos where the whole is less than either of its parts. Sour strawberry flavors thin out quickly; that's about it.
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.