Cloudlift Cellars 2015 Lucy Rosé of Cabernet Franc, Yakima Valley, $14

Best Buy! There are more than 20 wineries among the Seattle Urban Wineries group, and furniture craftsman Tom Stangeland beat most of them, setting up shop in Georgetown well in advance of his debut commercial vintage in 2009. Cabernet Franc has been a signature variety for him, and Stangeland continues to work with Wise Brothers Vineyard for his rosé, which he designs for serving with salmon. It begins with a salmon orange color and follows with aromas of grilled peach, apricot and butterscotch. There’s more peach on the palate, followed by rewarding acidity akin to tangerine and cherry juice. A nibble of peach skin in the finish also should play well with a ham sandwich.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 140 cases

Alcohol: 12.7%

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