By Kori ~ March 31st, 2011.
Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that wonâ€™t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this weekâ€™s selection, the 2009 Maryhill RosÃ© of Sangiovese from the Columbia Valley of Washington State.
Our selection criteria include:
- A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
- A price tag of <=$15
- Must be widely available
Maryhill Winery, located in Goldendale, Washington, is perched on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River Gorge with Mt. Hood in the distance. Founded in 1999 by Craig and Vicki Leuthold, Maryhillâ€™s production has grown from 4,300 cases in 1999 to over 80,000 cases today, making it the 15th largest winery in Washington State. The winery has a beautiful setting with gorgeous views, a 3,000-square-foot tasting room, and a 4,000-seat outdoor amphitheatre, which plays host to a summer concert series.
â€œLighter in color than previous years and lighter on the palate, this wine is sure to keep RosÃ© lovers happy. Look for light hints of strawberry and occasional tropical aromas. On the palate you will enjoy lightly honeyed strawberries and thoughts of vanilla with a bit of minerality on the finish. Pair with creamy dips and spreads and creamy cheeses.â€ â€“ Maryhill Winery
2009 Maryhill RosÃ© of Sangiovese (Columbia Valley, Washington): Medium salmon in color. Pleasant aromas and flavors of strawberry and orange peel. Medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a long finish. Very refreshing.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 4 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $14; Available elsewhere, $11
Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, American Wine, Rose Wine, Sangiovese, Washington State Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25