The wine is lush with ripe fruit. The layered flavors on the mid-palate are brightened with a fresh acidity that carries the lingering finish.
Color: exuberant orange pink
Nose: lime; orange peel; peach; rose water; mineral; passion fruit
Flavors: lemon zest; rose petal; white peach; pineapple; grapefruit; orange blossoms
Vintage and Winemaker Notes
Only premium fruit is used to craft our North by Northwest Rosé. A select grouping of sustainable vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley AVA contribute fruit to this unique take on Northwest Rosé. The primary fruit source is one of the most renowned vineyard sites in all of Washington-the Benches. The 2015 vintage is a delightful blend of fruit-driven reds and whites. The wine is lush with notes of ripe fruit like freshly sliced white peach and lime. The layered fruit flavors on the mid-palate are brightened with a fresh acidity that carries the lingering finish.
After a rigorous hand sorting process, fruit selected for the 2015 North by Northwest Rosé underwent 100% stainless steel fermentation in temperature-controlled tanks. The wine is aged sur lie in stainless steel for three months prior to bottling.
The 2015 season was a winemaker’s dream come true. The growing season had an early, warm and dry start and stayed particularly warm throughout the summer. A number of heat spikes during the season were followed by cooler systems that allowed for a balancing effect in development. Due to an early spring and hot summer, harvest was about two weeks early. Temperatures finally cooled down shortly before harvest and the weather remained mild and dry. This particular weather pattern was ideal to reach perfect physiological ripeness by harvest, with all the necessary hang time to ripen the flavors and polish the tannins. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah grapes that came into the winery were picture-perfect, clean and ripe with little raisining. The resulting wines are a beautiful representation of a great Columbia Valley vintage.
Vineyards: 75% Benches; 4% Indian Wells; 2% Weinbau Vineyards; 2% Les Collines; 17% Other
We were pilgrims to Washington. Since our first Washington harvest in 2005, we have embraced the state. In turn, the state has embraced us as kindred spirits of the Pacific Northwest.
We make wine for wine lovers, simple as that. These are artisan-crafted wines, affordable enough to enjoy every day. My family has always called this our business plan: Integrity. It works for us, and we will always work to bring you the very best.
We treat our wines with dignity and respect. We employ winemaking techniques usually reserved only for the smallest boutique wineries. We respect our vineyard partners, and let the quality of the grapes speak for themselves as we craft North by Northwest.
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Autobuy. Cheap and this winery is spot on for my household’s tastes. Loved everything they’ve had on here, and at this price point, psh, If I could buy more than 2 cases,I’d seriously poke my budget to make it happen.
Hmmm…bought a bunch of this on woot. Last purchase was Dec '17. Was still fresh as a daisy then, liked it a bunch, but now we’re a year plus down the road… and it’s more expensive this time. The last offer on woot was six packs at 34.99 including the ship, so $5.83 a bottle all in.
In for a case and not sharing, this was excellent. I made the mistake of only getting 6 bottles last time. Never again. I’d get two except Ive over ordered on the las few whites and im not going to be able to drink much for awhile.
We love this juice! Perfect on a hot summer’s day by the pool. Alas, no shipping to Ohio…so sending a stash to a friend’s place in FL to enjoy when we’re there in a couple of months.
@carl669 I found it less sweet, but not tannic, vs the reisling. I find their reisling or even their moscato were in my ideal spot-Neither sweet nor sharp. This is about as sharp or less, with less sweetness.
@Jamileigh17 thank you! I was very surprised at how much I liked the reisling, and was quite disappointed I only ordered 4 bottles. so I didn’t want to miss a chance at another of their offerings I might like. thanks again!
@carl669 IMO as a mostly white wine drinker who doesn’t like wines that are high acid, this is one of the wineries I wish my local stores would stock at $13 or less. They’d be a half case a week pick-up for my household even still
@Jamileigh17 I know some larger places will order wine for you if they don’t carry it. place called Binny’s by me ordered 4 bottles of the reisling for my girlfriend for about $11/bottle (she got it for me for xmas). never hurts to ask if they can order it.
@carl669 I’m in PA, so short of bootlegging, everything runs through the state store. I just need to sweet talk the winesnob at the nearest shop, but I’m lazy and that requires more work than clicking buy here
Really enjoyed the riesling from this winery in a previous offer, especially given the price point. If the rosé is anywhere near as good of quality for the price, I will be thrilled. In for 12.
I am curious how much life these will have left in them, since they’re 2015s. I don’t imagine I should plan to keep them around past the summer, but it’d be great to hear someone with more expertise comment.