Grenache Rosé by BROWNE Family Vineyards

August 5, 2020

Wine & Dine Wednesday is about a Columbia Valley rosé that went swimmingly with my tomato sandwich yesterday in between writing and shooting photos for the upcoming book. I have written in the past of my love of all things produced by the Browne Family Vineyards. They have a tasting room in Pioneer Square not far from the Fine Home shop that my friend Jackie and I go to every once in a while to try their wines after we have had a late lunch catching up. We always leave with several bottles we adored that head right into the wine fridge. So I was very excited when the wine distributor for Browne sent me 2 bottles of their rosé to enjoy at WestWard. Disclaimer, just as with restaurants, I only write about wine I enjoy. Even if I am given bottles as gifts, if I am not ‘wowed’ by it, I do not post about it. As the saying goes, life is too short to drink bad wine. So I was thrilled when I popped this open and loved it and could not wait to share. Anytime someone in the Pacific Northwest produces a rosé I love, I want to share it. I am very partial to French, but am always happy when PNW folks produce a pink I want to drink and write about. This is such wine. The photo of the wine in the bottle is much pinker than it pours. The wine in the glass from the other matching bottle sent. I like the lightest pink in my rosé, which is what the French so often get right, and many others do not. This Browne Grenache rosé gets it right. My test is often how does wine drink with food as well as solo. I had a glass the eve before without food, and enjoyed it just as much as I did when it accompanied my stellar tomato sandwich. Cheers to that! Here is a bit of wine speak from their site:

“Beautiful peach colored wine with aromatics and flavors of strawberry, watermelon and flint finishing with lingering flavors of pomegranate and citrus. The acid is bright and well-balanced, making it a perfect wine to enjoy on its own or with salads and cheese plates.”