425 Magazine - Pretty (delicious) in Pink

The 2019 Guide to PNW Rosé wine.

It’s that time of year again when pink reigns supreme, from sun-kissed cheeks and blushing sunsets to everybody’s favorite summer wine trend. Winemakers unleashed their new vintages of blushing wines in late spring, showcasing them at events during May like “Drink Pink” held at Novelty Hill-Januik in Woodinville, Rosé Revival at the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland, and the Jet City Rosé Experience in Seattle.

Because rosé is not aged in oak barrels, it is one of the least expensive wines for a winemaker to produce — it can be made, bottled, and sold within a few months. That’s why you should never pay more than $30 for a rosé — more expensive does not necessarily mean better quality when it comes to rosé. Read more.

2018 Julia’s Dazzle Rosé of Pinot Gris
Columbia Valley; $18
Orange blossoms, strawberries, ripe melon, off-dry finish.

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