60+ wines reviewed below, including the latest from Airfield, Anacréon, Array, Block Wines, Devison, Esja, Full Pull & Friends, Gramercy, Grosgrain, Lange, Lone Birch, Love That Red, Mount Si, Ocelli, Prospice, Revelation by Goose Ridge, and Virtue.

The 2022 vintage is looking like an excellent one for Northwest rosé, producing wines that are flavorful while also having plentiful acidity. Looking at Washington specifically, the state excels at producing ripe fruit across all wine types, but for rosés that can, at times, leave the wines feeling weighty, without the acid to fully stand them up.

In contrast, 2022 yielded ripe fruit flavors along with elevated acidity. As a result, the producers who wanted to pick at lower alcohols and go after a light, bright style rosé could do so. Producers who sought a fuller style pink wine could do so while still retaining acidity. The result is a strong vintage for rosés overall for the state. It also bodes well for whites and red wines from the vintage.

Anacréon, named after a Greek poet, is located in the Chehalem Mountains appellation in Willamette Valley. Owners Danell and Kipp Myers, originally from Utah, fell in love with Willamette Valley while traveling to the region and determined to move there once their children were out of school. In 2016 they purchased the property now named Belle Colline Vineyard.

The Anacréon wines, both white and red, are shockingly good. They are exquisitely made and also speak to a sense of place. These are wines worth seeking out, or better still, plan a visit. While a tasting room is currently being constructed, tastings are currently conducted in the family’s garden.

Gramercy is a winery that aims to produce lower alcohol, higher acid, restrained wines. However, in recent years Mother Nature has been serving up increasingly hot vintages, making that style more challenging to achieve.

While Gramercy’s wines have remained top-notch despite the heat, the cool-finishing 2019 vintage played directly into the winery’s style. The result is a series of extraordinary wines. Gramercy’s 2022 Picpoul and Rosé reviewed below are also, as always, delicious.

We don’t talk much about aging white wines from Washington. We should. Certainly DeLille’s Chaleur Blanc, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, has shown it can withstand the test of time. I’ve had many beautiful older Chardonnays from Washington as well.

Still, the 2014 and 2016 Array Chardonnays reviewed below come as a revelation. These are beautiful wines, drinking exceptionally well. They are in full-bloom but with plenty of life ahead of them. I, for one, will start aging more Washington whites.

Without further ado.

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