Summer wine tasting in the Yakima Valley is the perfect time for tasting Rosé. This refreshing wine was made for warm August evenings, and is an excellent way to cap off our celebration of Washington Wine Month. Rosé pairs well with cheese, seafood, pasta or BBQ, all of which can be found in abundance in the Yakima Valley. Check out what some of our wineries have to say about their favorite pink wine and let the descriptions help you rediscover this delightful wine style.
Crisp and complex, Treveri Cellars Sparkling Rosé boasts hints of berries and citrus, creating a blend of delicious and enticing flavors. This Rosé pairs well with any dish, and its versatile profile is sure to lavish your meal with luxury and class. This sparkling wine is a blend of Syrah and Chardonnay. $18.00
2016 Life is Rosé
This wine has a delicate pink rose color that is super clear. Aromas of tart red fruits, cranberry, rose petal and light herbs pleasantly mix together. Citrus flavors combined with cranberry, dried currants and under-ripe watermelon finish with a beautiful crisp acidity. The flavors are big and bold, starting off with a sweet component that gives way to a nice crisp finish. Pair with a cheese or seafood dish. And there’s still time to take advantage of the Washington Wine Month discount on this wine. And check out this recipe for Rosé popsicles!
An off-dry Rosé of Pinot Noir, with a rich nose of raspberry fruit (no raspberries, though). Fermented and aged in stainless tanks for freshness. Serve chilled with pasta, pork or BBQ. $12.99
2012 Black Muscat Rosé
A strong magenta color with bright strawberry nose, and notes of raspberry and red cherries. Balanced by a low 2% residual sugar, a sweet, fruity nose and off-dry enticing flavors, this wine goes well with Asian cuisine, soft white cheeses, lightly sauced fowl and as a delicious aperitif anytime. Varietal mix of 75% Black Muscat / 25% Muscat Canelli. $12.00
2013 Black Muscat Rosé
Made from 100% Estate grown grapes. After crush, the grapes were fermented on skins for three days to extract color and flavors; after pressing the juice was fermented at 55° to retain Muscat aromas. The fermentation was stopped after two weeks leaving residual sugar of 4%, making this is a wonderful aperitif with soft cheeses and crackers. $10.00
Lip Service Rosé Wine: Handcrafted from Rattlesnake Hills AVA vineyards, this unique blend of 90% Muscat Canelli and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes provides an extraordinary taste that will leave you in awe.
After Glow Rose: Featuring sweet aromas and that resemble a field of fresh flowers. With 2.9% residual sugar, this wine is perfect for enjoying in their winery garden courtyard.
2015 Rosé Paradiso pushes the limits and your imagination. Chill it in the summer when it is hot but let the flavors bloom the rest of the year at a slightly warmer serving temperature. They create rich, complex, dry, barrel-fermented, sur lie Rosé from Sangiovese, Temprañillo, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Lemberger. It is the perfect cool and refreshing accent when you grill salmon on your deck with potato salad and corn on the cob. Try it with smoked salmon in January, oyster mushrooms in a cream sauce over polenta in April, or a bit of brie anytime of the year. $22.00
2016 Raven’s Rosé: Cranberry, raspberry and strawberry notes will be found in this wine making it very food friendly. Warning, this is the perfect patio wine and will disappear quickly!
2016 Rosé: This Rosé opens with aromas of strawberry, raspberry and hints of floral followed by flavors of cranberry, strawberry and rhubarb, with wonderfully firm acid on the finish. $18.00
2014 Rosé of Garnache: This wine demonstrates a pale pink salmon color, reminiscent of the Grenache based Rosé of the Tavel and Lirac of the Southern Rhone region of France. Aromas of light pink roses, raspberries, strawberries and white peaches lead into a palate much the same. Subtle fruitiness and a pleasant balance of light sweetness lead into the crisp acidity making this an easily approachable wine. The wine is very enjoyable on its own, or pairs well with slightly spicy salami. Good cheese pairings are in the slightly acidic Swiss family like Emmentaler or Gruyere. Our favorite pairing? Spicy nachos of course!
2016 Pino Rosé: This delightful Rosé is made from Pino Noir grapes. Perfect for warm summer evenings, or enjoying on the winery’s patio under the shade of pear trees.