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YEAR'S BEST US ROSÉS
90 | Domaine Loubejac

ROGUE VALLEY

90 | Durant Vineyards

513354

90 | Quady North

$16

2018 Willamette Valley Rosé A youthful
rosé, this exuberant pink has aromas of
strawberry and bramble; it's lean and
persistent, with a salty edge of acidity; for
grilled prawns. (3,080 cases)
516862

$18

$30

2018 Dundee Hills Lark Rosé of Pinot
Noir ^ Smelling of crushed cherries, earth and
herbs, this offers a bright, piercing burst of
red-fruit flavor. It's got the balance and angular energy for gravlax and capers. (780 cases)

2017 Rogue Valley Rosé of Grenache ^ A
luminous salmon pink, with scents of sweet
cherry and flavors to match, this stands out
especially for its suave texture, taut and juicy
at once. It has the acidity to pair with chilled
poached lake trout. (W&S 10/18; 600 cases)

513308

90 | Willamette Valley
Vineyards

516845

89 | Del Rio

$17

2018 Rogue Valley Grenache Rosé (Best
Buy) ^ Bright and mildly sour, this pink grenache smells like cider infused with cherry
juice. It's assertive and tense; for an early evening sip. (2,022 cases)

WILL AMETTE VALLEY
517199

91 | Torii Mor

$18

2018 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé ^
Exuberant and bright, this pink bursts from
the glass with pure cherry scents. It's juicy
and elegant, with a chiseled, angular texture.
Buy a case for the summer. (900 cases)
516626

90 | Bjornson

$22

2018 Eola-Amity Hills Rosé of Pinot Noir ^
Sleek, pure and very austere, this pink smells
of dried cherries and watermelon. There's
a rainwater softness to the texture that's
appealing. (250 cases)
516584

90 | Chemistry

$17

2018 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé ^
Leading with a wheaty savor, this wine's
reductive notes resolve quickly to reveal a
bright and juicy cherry-scented wine. It's a
plush and chewy crowd-pleaser for summer
sipping. (3,000 cases)
516558

$18

2017 Willamette Valley Whole Cluster
Rosé of Pinot Noir (Best Buy) ^ Floral and
fresh, with lifted scents of rose hips and
strawberries, this has a mild tea-like grip that
calls for food, like peppered mackerel. (W&S
10/18; 4,000 cases)
516548

90 | Yamhill Valley
Vineyards

$16

89 | Apolloni

$19

88 | Pike Road

$16

85 | Wine by Joe

$14

2018 McMinnville Rosé of Pinot Noir ^
Bright and lifted, with a scent of cherry
blossoms, this has a pleasingly sour creaminess to its flavors, like cherry kefir, with a
mildly bitter grip; for grilled chicken sausage.
(770 cases)
516922
2018 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé
(Best Buy) ^ There's a plum-blossom florality to this pinot, but the flavors are green
and brisk, with a woodsy note lending some
grounding and complexity. (625 cases)
516935
2018 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé
(Best Buy) ^ A slatey minerality cuts through
the sweet and sour flavors of this young pink.
It has a savory cheese-rind richness and a
wild-berry tang. (869 cases)
517230
2018 Willamette Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir
(Best Buy) ^ This is lean and mildly bitter, a
simple, strawberry-scented rosé with a phenolic bite on the finish. (3,000 cases)

WASHINGTON
512332

90 | Brook & Bull

$19

90 | Division

$20

89 | Brook & Bull

$19

89 | Seven Hills

$18

2017 Columbia Valley Rosé ^ The contrast of
plump cherry flavors and a grippy sour note
make this wine fresh and irresistible. Chill it
lightly for an autumn picnic. (W&S 10/18;
162 cases)
516860
2018 Columbia Valley Division-Villages
L'Avoiron Rosé of Gamay Noir ^ This
gamay's warm cherry succulence is framed
in savory notes of bread crumbs and briars,
with a brisk acidity that keeps it feeling fresh.
For smoked trout. (823 cases)
517399
2018 Columbia Valley Rosé (Best Buy) ^
Mostly cinsaut and mourvedre, this wine
expresses the tartness of the former and the
meaty grip of the latter. It leads with scents of
torn rose petals and follows with a tart precision of cold cherries. (165 cases)
517058
2018 Columbia Valley Dry Rosé (Best Buy) ^
You can feel the wind in this orange-tinged
pink, with its lean, herbal bite. Based on cabernet franc, it's silky and suave, the flavors all
cherries and bramble. (2,800 cases)

517065

88 | Julia's Dazzle

$18

88 | Gordon Estate

$17

88 | Vital Winery

$19

2018 Columbia Valley Pinot Gris Rosé
(Best Buy) ^ Brisk and bright, with scents of
biscuit crumbs and red apple, this has a sweet
pillow of cherry fruit flavor. It's a generous
rosé for summer sipping.
516946
2018 Columbia Valley Rosé Syrah (Best
Buy) ^ This has a cherry-blossom lightness to
the aromas and a distant, lingering note of
red fruit in pleasingly bitter finish. It's brisk
and balanced; for roast beef. (170 cases)
517398
2018 Walla Walla Valley Rosé (Best Buy) ^
This pink from Ashley Trout is mostly
sangiovese, and smells like a watermelon fruit
salad. It's assertive, with tart acidity matched
by plum-skin tannins. (141 cases) n
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