Five days of rosé

This article was originally published in June 2016

A cold roast chicken, a wedge of goat cheese, a giant salad, some crusty bread and a patch of sunshine for lounging — dinner’s ready and you’re outdoors in Seattle, right where you want to be. The last variable in the equation: Which pink wine will you try today?


Domaine de la Sanglière “Cuvée Signature” Côtes de Provence

Its aromas and flavors are reminiscent of crisp stone fruits, citrus and wild raspberries accented with hints of green tea, spices and minerals.

Quady North Rosé of Counoise Applegate Valley

Think rose hips, wild strawberries, a suggestion of pomegranate and peach, a splash of pink grapefruit and a whisper of spice. A lovely wine from Oregon.

Hightower “Murray” Rosé Red Mountain

Aromas and flavors of fresh, wild strawberries and blood oranges are joined by hints of cool stone and savory wild brush. It’s proof that Washington makes some great pink wine.

Campos de Luz Rosado Cariñena

Cariñena’s high, wind-swept plain lies beneath vast Spanish skies radiating unending light. Old vine garnacha provides a balance of substance and freshness, expressed in shades of red currants and wild strawberries.

Tenuta Sant’Antonio Rosato “Scaia” Veneto

The light, coppery-pink color is a fitting prelude to the wafts of cherry and roses (hips and petals) that repeat in a fresh, lively, satisfying texture of flavors.

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