Rosé: pink, cheerful and perfect for any occasion...it seems like everyone is on board with this newly minted classic summer sipper . The popularity of rosé certainly has been on the rise over the past few years, inspiring hashtags (#yeswayrosé) and new cocktails to boot (frosé anyone?). As the demand for this refreshing and affordable wine has grown, wineries have delivered, offering up such an abundance of great options, it's hard to know where to begin.
In comes Wine Press Northwest's tasting panel to help provide some much needed guidance for all of us rosé fans out there. In April, they "staged what is believed to be the largest-ever judging of rosé made in Washington, Oregon and Idaho." Of 122 entries, just 30 of those received the top rating of "Outstanding!". We are thrilled that our 2016 Pike Road Rosé was a part of that elite bunch and was also given the distinction of "Best Buy" for our $12 price tag. Cheers to that!
"This second label for Elk Cove Vineyard ranks among the most exciting new projects in the Willamette Valley, and the Campbell family is taking this brand seriously by giving it its own tasting room in downtown Carlton. This rosé comes from free-run juice collected from hand-picked Pinot Noir grapes as they move through the processing line. Color comes from small lots of Pinot Noir, and the nose is of rose petal, strawberry and cedar. Its flavor profile is remarkably juicy with strawberry and cherry, making for stellar finish."
The 2016 Pike Road Rosé is still available for PURCHASE, but you'll want to hurry up and get it before it's gone, as the last cases will sell out fast.
And, check out Wine Press Northwest's full article HERE to discover all the great rosé that was a part of the big tasting in April.