By Kori ~ March 31st, 2011.
Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2009 Maryhill Rosé 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, Maryhill’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.
“Lighter in color than previous years and lighter on the palate, this wine is sure to keep Rosé 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.” – Maryhill Winery
2009 Maryhill Rosé 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