This rosé was the best of a deeply impressive flight; such an impressive group of pink wines, in fact, that we felt the time has come to elevate rosé to a wine of the year category. Developed by Long Shadows founder Allen Shoup and named after Shoup’s granddaughter, Dazzle is crafted by Walla Walla-based winemaker Gilles Nicault using Pinot Gris fruit (which takes on a pink hue as it ripens) from across the Columbia Valley. The bowling-pin shape of the bottle is striking, and the wine inside is even better, offering a dry, brisk mix of melon and citrus fruit, finishing clean and refreshing. Pairs With: A simple lunch of tinned fish and baguettes.
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