Doyenne 2012 Rosé, Yakima Valley, $28

By on March 10, 2014

doyenne-rose-bottleBuilt as a Provence-style, DeLille Cellars’ rosé continues to presents itself with an Old World approach, and the dedication shows by using the same two illustrious vineyards since launching this project in 2008. Boushey and Ciel du Cheval combine for the Grenache (55%), Mourvèdre (39%) and Cinsault, and the mood is set immediately with aromas of hibiscus tea, white strawberry, apricot and peach skin. There’s a dusty approach to the palate with dried currant, white peach and starfruit flavors. Elegance continues on through the finish of juicy pomegranate acidity and plum skin tannin structure. Patio dining is just around the corner.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,036 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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