The early rose' wines are back in the local marketplace to be followed by many more. My first crack at one was a 2015 Martin Ray Russian River Valley Rose' of Pinot Noir. There was a section of fresh, wild spring salmon on the grill and the rose' was the right wine. A spring salmon (Springer) is the first catch of the year from the Columbia River and is a chinook salmon. They are caught as they enter the Columbia River, full of the fat the stored after several years in the Pacific Ocean. The salmon was grilled over alder wood.
This was a bright red wine with lots of aromas of strawberries, cherries and flowers. The first sip was fruity and broad and tasted like spring. It was wide and expansive in the mid palate and bone dry on the finish. A very nice wine that was oh so easy to drink.
2105 Martin Ray Russian River Valley Rose' of Pinot Noir. 12.5% alcohol and $16.