We're calling it: all this warm weather means summer is pretty much here. And for wine drinkers that's just one more excuse to break out the rosé. If you're looking to support the winemakers closest to home, Woodinville has you covered. Here are Eater's picks for eight stand-out rosé wines from Woodinville:
Sparkman Cellars, 2014 this old porch
Sparkman's this old porch rosé is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 10% Tempranillo, and 5% Petite Sirah with flavors of melon, guava, and strawberries.
Novelty Hill, 2014 Spring Run
The Spring Run 2014 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Rosé from Novelty Hill blends 44% Syrah, 29% Mourvedre, and 27% Grenache for flavors of raspberry and strawberry.
Gorman Winery, Rosey
Gorman's wine is made from 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Syrah, 5% Malbec and described as "zesty, aromatic, and refreshing."
DeLille Cellars, Doyenne Rose
Delille describes this wine as an "honest Rosé from a blend of Grenache, Mouvedre, and Cinsault."
Eye of the Needle, Rose of MErlot
2013's Rosé of Merlot from Eye of the Needle hints of cherry and pomegranate and "delivers at least 90% of the oomph you’d find in a better Merlot but with some startling grace notes produced by the shorter skin contact, whole cluster pressing, and a quick fermentation."
Kaella Winery, Rose of Sangiovese
Cherry and cranberry flavors pop in this rose, whose grapes came from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard on Red Mountain.
William Church Winery, "The Confessional" Rose
There are only 80 cases of this rose, so get on it. "This saignée rosé from 9 varietals showcases bright fruit notes of quince paired with honeysuckle," says William Church Winery.
BASEL CELLARS, 2014 Rose
Basel Cellars' rose is 100% estate syrah, grown at the certified sustainable and salmon safe vineyard in Walla Walla.