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Rotie Cellars, Grenache Blanc 2015
Grenache Blanc 100%
Lemon meringue and nectarine jump out of the glass. Our brightest of the three summer releases, this wine is a rippa! On the palate, cantaloupe and bright acidity show off the early harvest for this vintage.
The fruit is sourced from Los Oidos Vineyard here in the Walla Walla Valley. We fermented and aged this wine in all stainless steel tanks to keep this wine crisp and refreshing.�
Rotie Cellars was born out of a desire to pay homage to the wines of the Rh�ne Valley. From the deep and complex Syrah-Viognier blends of the Northern Rh�ne, to the sultry GSM's of the South, the renowned region offers a wealth of inspiration. Since 2007, winemaker and owner Sean Boyd's goal has been to make traditional Rh�ne blends in Washington State. Boyd's winemaking philosophy is simple- combine old world winemaking techniques with the highest quality Rh�ne varietals that Washington has to offer. Boyd sources from some of the best and oldest vineyards in the state in an effort to showcase the most elegant blend possible, while ensuring the typicity of the fruit is expressed.Each year a new vintage of the Northern and Southern red and white blends is released, bringing different attributes of the growing season to the table. The Northern Blend is a savory companion to the Southern Blend, a rounded trifecta of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourv�dre. Rotie's whites are crisp, bright, and the perfect pairing to fresh seafood. On truly exceptional years, a vintage of varietal wines may be released, such as Grenache and Mourv�dre. Rotie's program is small and focused, and production limited. Each lot is individually attended to, allowing for an uncompromising approach to quality.
Vinous 89pts (2015) - Pale light yellow. Pungent lemon and grapefruit pith aromas show almost Sauvignon Blanc-like penetration. Then supple and slightly warm on the palate, offering very ripe flavors of lemon drop and fresh herbs. Rich and round but quite dry, showing modest depth of flavor and finishing with a slightly tart lemony edge.