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Mendivia 2023 Oso Rosado

Wine of the Week

With weather this good, you may want to break out a bottle of rosé to celebrate. I remember our first March in Waitsburg many years ago. After a winter of nonstop construction, we were finally able to move into our half-remodeled home, and the new porch beckoned. On a rather blustery mid-March afternoon – not quite as nice as what we've been enjoying this week – we set up a sawhorse table on the porch, popped the cork on a bottle of rosé, and dined on fried chicken. Nothing spectacular, but special enough that I still recall the time, the wine, and even the chicken these many years later. This Mendivia 2023 Oso Rosado is all Tempranillo from the Rock Steady vineyard on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge AVA. It's fresh, clean, unadorned and just about perfect, tasting of strawberries and a hint of gravel, lively and utterly charming. Just the sort of rosé that you will remember, along with this fabulous spring. 108 cases; 13.5%; $23 (Oregon) 91/100


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