Waterbrook

Columbia Valley Sangiovese Rosé

8.837 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Sangiovese Rosé, Colombia Valley. Salmon pink with a cherry red tinge, excellent clarity. Cherry cobbler aroma on nose. Cherry and raspberry Kool Aid flavors. Slightly chalky mineral finish, maybe lactic too, mild skin astringency on finish. Blessedly dry. Acid is all right, body is ok or a touch thin in mouthfeel, a minor issue. Great varietal character. Good value

Sangiovese Rosé, Colombia Valley. Salmon pink with a cherry red tinge, excellent clarity. Cherry cobbler aroma on nose. Cherry and raspberry Kool Aid flavors. Slightly chalky mineral finish, maybe lactic too, mild skin astringency on finish. Blessedly dry. Acid is all right, body is ok or a touch thin in mouthfeel, a minor issue. Great varietal character. Good value

Sep 16th, 2020
David Shaw

New vintage. Light pink, excellent clarity. Label mentions four attributes to expect: watermelon and raspberry in nose, cranberry and pomegranate in mouth. Can confirm the last two, with length; also some lemon flavor. Getting something herbal in nose, watermelon as well. (Raspberry? Not initially) Bone dry. Some spritz and slight skin astringency in finish. Good varietal expression. Excellent value, but better with food than for quaffing or sipping, I think.

New vintage. Light pink, excellent clarity. Label mentions four attributes to expect: watermelon and raspberry in nose, cranberry and pomegranate in mouth. Can confirm the last two, with length; also some lemon flavor. Getting something herbal in nose, watermelon as well. (Raspberry? Not initially) Bone dry. Some spritz and slight skin astringency in finish. Good varietal expression. Excellent value, but better with food than for quaffing or sipping, I think.

Aug 8th, 2018
David Shaw

Light coral pink in color. Tutti frutti, watermelon and floral notes in nose. Fair amount of skin tannin astringency on front of tongue, followed by strawberry and cherry flavors, lemon/citric and cherry water finish, dry to off dry, somewhat light on native acid, better as an evening sipper than a food wine? Easy drinking, pleasant, wouldn't mind a bit more complexity. Give it an hour to open

Light coral pink in color. Tutti frutti, watermelon and floral notes in nose. Fair amount of skin tannin astringency on front of tongue, followed by strawberry and cherry flavors, lemon/citric and cherry water finish, dry to off dry, somewhat light on native acid, better as an evening sipper than a food wine? Easy drinking, pleasant, wouldn't mind a bit more complexity. Give it an hour to open

Jul 17th, 2017
Andrew Stover

Sommelier/Wine Director Oya & Sei, Wine Blogger ChiefWino, Founder Vino50

9.8

2012 Waterbrook Sangiovese Rose from Walla Walla. Bright and fresh. Strawberry skin, watermelon jolly rancher and lemon peel. Crisp and lively. A delightful aperitif. #rose #wawine

2012 Waterbrook Sangiovese Rose from Walla Walla. Bright and fresh. Strawberry skin, watermelon jolly rancher and lemon peel. Crisp and lively. A delightful aperitif. #rose #wawine

1 person found it helpfulDec 20th, 2013
David Shaw

Rose petal red in color. Wildflowers and strawberries in nose. Flowers watermelon rind and strawberries with slight creaminess in mouth. Fruit forward almost dry rose, crowd pleaser

Rose petal red in color. Wildflowers and strawberries in nose. Flowers watermelon rind and strawberries with slight creaminess in mouth. Fruit forward almost dry rose, crowd pleaser

Jul 2nd, 2016
Allyson Vaccaro-Pelton

Solid canned rose

Solid canned rose

Sep 23rd, 2020
Becky lyttle

Deep pink. Bright and fresh. Lingers on the palate. Super drinkable.

Deep pink. Bright and fresh. Lingers on the palate. Super drinkable.

Aug 16th, 2020
Molly Danielson

Yummy

Sep 11th, 2019
Michael Fagin

Very happy with light fruits with light watermelon notes. Very well done with some spicy chill

Very happy with light fruits with light watermelon notes. Very well done with some spicy chill

Oct 10th, 2018
Jon Hanlon

Nice and crisp, floral and citrus

Nice and crisp, floral and citrus

Apr 30th, 2018