Wines of the Week: June 8-14

Everyday: Can you say “yum,” boys and girls? You will once you take a sip of the 2014 Syncline Columbia Valley Rosé Syncline($19), the best pink wine I’ve found from the Evergreen State, a k a Washington. This blend of Rhône grapes (38 percent mourvedre, 32 percent cinsault, 30 percent grenache) has glorious harmony but also is layered and among the most complex rosés one could hope to find. The texture ranges from zippy to hearty, with a great late kick of perfectly ripe red-berry fruit. Yum (oh wait, I already said that). Supremely suited for patio sipping, this is also robust enough to fit the summer burger/brat scenario. The pitch-perfect harmonizing of the Coasters prove a great pairing as well.

Occasion: My way better half and I have been major fans of Giesen’s sauv blancs for more than a decade, but it was only Giesenrecently that I encountered the 2012 Giesen Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc ($49). Wowza! Talk about layers, not to mention fabulous tasty pear and tropical fruit, just the right shot of acidity, a voluptuous mouthfeel and a near-endless finish. In other words, sweet perfection. Obviously, this makes a great stand-alone dessert, but it also should play well with fruit-based sweets in particular. Although the arrangements can be almost too sweet, the vocal magic of Mr. Mel Torme is an apt soundtrack.

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