A Wine for Tonight: 2012 Waterbrook Sangiovese Rosé

By Kori ~ July 31st, 2013.

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? If so, you might want to check out the 2012 Waterbrook Sangiovese Rosé 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 <=$20
  • Must be widely available

Founded in 1984, Waterbrook Winery is one of the Walla Walla Valley’s largest producers. Owned by Precept Wine Brands, Waterbrook is located just outside of Walla Walla in a beautiful facility with lovely grounds and views of the Blue Mountains. Winemaker John Freeman joined Waterbrook as Assistant Winemaker in 2003 and was promoted to Winemaker in 2005.

“A crisp wine with rose bud and watermelon aromatics. This dry Rosé has bright flavors of strawberry, melon with balanced acidity and lingering raspberry notes on the finish.” –Winemaker John Freeman

2012 Waterbrook Sangiovese Rosé (Columbia Valley, Washington): 100% Sangiovese. Medium pink in color. Aromatic with raspberry and floral notes on the nose. Raspberry, strawberry, and floral notes come through on the finish. Dry and medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a long finish.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 4 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $11; Available elsewhere, $12 to $13

Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, American Wine, Rose Wine, Sangiovese, Washington State Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25

Reader's Comments

  1. Paul P | September 6th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    I always appreciate your reviews of dry rosé! I really began to appreciate this style last year, and well-executed ones are fabulous. I just returned from a camping trip at Lake Chelan, and was thrilled to find some excellent dry rosés from that region.

  2. Kori | September 7th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Glad to hear that you have come to appreciate dry rosé. It is especially delightful this time of year. Stay tuned for another rosé post this week. Cheers!