After cruising around Provence in July, we returned to states with a new found love for the pink stuff. I’ve always enjoyed a good dry rose, but never went out of my way to look for it. We did go out of our way to look for it, and hence enjoyed a lot of good rose this summer and found that many NW wineries are crafting really nice, dry, efforts.
St. Laurent is worth a visit, if only for the view. Their Syrah Rose makes a nice summer day in the hills above Wenatchee heavenly. Winemaker Craig Mitrakul created this blend of Syrah, Reisling, and Chardonnay from 100% Wahluke Slope fruit.
“Our Rose has flavors and aromas of cherry, raspberry, apricot and melon. On the palate these fruit flavors lead to a crisp dry finish. Estate grown on our Wahluke Slope vineyards nestled above the Columbia River in Mattawa, Washington… It’s great chilled on its own or a wonderful companion to salads, seafood or barbequed chicken. The perfect accompaniment to morning brunch or refreshing and delicious on a warm sunny day. From the Mrachek family vineyards to you.”