Wine Review: Lauren Ashton Cellars 2013 Rose' @LaurenAshton_WA

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Bring this Vibrant Rose' to the Party, Wedding, Anniversary

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Kit Singh, Winemaker.
Eight years ago when I was discussing rose' wine with customers, the conversation was about modern dry rose' wine versus the old school sweet pink white Zinfandel. Today the conversation is more about nuance and complexity. This rose' is a bit more serious than the typical rose'. Interesting contrast to the previous rose' post.

This spring I had the pleasure of visiting with Lauren Ashton Cellars winemaker Kit Singh at his Woodinville tasting room. It was a pleasure to sit down with Kit and talk with him about his wines while he poured them. He's smart, focused, passionate, and earnest about his goals. I hope you take the opportunity to purchase his wines when you see them. They are marvelous.

Tasting Notes Lauren Ashton Cellars 2013 Rose'

Color: Melon blush/bronze/pale, shiny pretty.
Nose: Citrus, melon, river rock, orange blossom.
Palate: Focused, fruit up front, mandarin orange, vanilla cream, orange peel with nice bang of acid front to back. With air, delicate strawberry notes on the nose and finish.

Day two: Pale pink with orange, dusty strawberry, orange skin, vanilla cream and mineral nose. Fuller in the mouth with tangerine and strawberry, focused with raspberry and mineral on the dry vibrant finish. Lovely feel on the gums.

Thoughts: The color of this wine brought to mind weddings and anniversaries - elegant, formal and classy. Vibrant on the palate yet with an austere technical quality. Pair with ceviche, raw oysters, crab salad and grilled lamb. Rocked it on day two as the wine unwound a little and showed a softer side. It was a wonderful sipping wine on the patio chair. Recommended.

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Blend: 50% Grenache, 50% Mourvedre
Closure : Natural cork
ABV: 13.3%
SRP: $18
Sample provided by winery

Lauren Ashton Cellars
14545 148th Ave NE
Suite 211
Woodinville, WA 98072
www.laurenashtoncellars.com

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Winemaker Kit Singh named his Woodinville winery after his two children, Ashley Lauren and Ashton Troy. The sophisticated labels on his wines have images reflecting his wife's European and Estonian heritage and culture. With a background in Chemistry, and a DDS, he studied viticulture and enology in Seattle and at UC Davis. He interned at DeLille Cellars in Woodinville and taught wine science at South Seattle Community College.

Cheers!

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