By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://bartholomewwinery.com/
Bartholomew Winery, in the SODO district of Seattle Washington, is located inside one of the more iconic buildings of the area – the old Rainier Brewery building – right next to Interstate 5. Its owner, Bart Fawbush, has been passionately churning out good wines now for a few years and this 2012 Rosé seems to be a hit with his customers.
- Blend: 50% Syrah and 50% Sangiovese
- pH 3.44
- TA .57
- 100% stainless steel
- Price: $14
On the nose: Ripe strawberries, bubble gum, red vines licorice, and a hint of cherry-flavored jolly rancher.
On the palate: Definitely a sweeter rose that I know will be a summertime, out-on-the-patio delight. While it’s not my personal style of a “Provence-inspired Rose”, I can definitely see a market for it and I know it’ll please many palates out there – especially during the hotter days. Slightly chilled and it’s rather refreshing – pairs well with spicy foods.