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Ruby Ruth Rose' Walla Walla Wonderful

Walla Walla was wonderful yesterday. The rain, hail and cool weather only added to the experience. What's going on in Walla Walla??? A lot my friends. My eyes were opened and my palate re-awakened. This is just one of several posts about my great day in Walla Walla yesterday.

Tonight, I'm enjoying Adamant Cellars 2009 Ruby Ruth Rose'

Ruby Ruth has a clear, candy red color, nose is floral/citrus/and not quite cherry or strawberry (rhubarb?) with a whiff of tobacco, fills the mouth, focused up front (lip smacking) again qualities of cherry and strawberry (rhubarb?) some vanilla, as the finish drifts towards the back and roof of the mouth. Heaviest WA Rose' I remember, drinks more like a red wine. Boy that's good. Buy some now before it's all gone.

Devin Stinger pouring Sunday

*FYI: Saturday, we ended our visit at the Walla Walla Wine Incubator. We only visited 2 of the 5 wineries. But what a visit. Devin Stinger of Adamant Cellars was one of the first "new" winemakers to occupy the Incubator, so he has to find another facility soon. His 2009 Ruby Ruth Rose' is crafted Saigne method (first run) AWSOME - definitely the most interesting Rose' I've tasted and unlike other Washington Rose's you'll find. Their Tempranillo was exciting, with a killer finish, yes Tempranillo, and his Bordeaux blend was also KILLER. Every one of his wines, red,white, and blend were excellent. His current case production is approaching 1,000 cases - he has to find a new facility. I wish him luck - I'm keeping tabs on Devin Stinger.


Not to miss event: Rose` Revival June 2nd, 6 - 9 PM
Ray's Boathouse, 6049 Seaview Ave. NW, Seattle WA
Adamant Cellars Winemaker will be pouring Ruby Ruth Rose` @ Ray's Boathouse in Shilshole, Seattle. This summer wine event features dry roses and white wines from the Washington area. Tickets are 35.00/person from Proceeds support Ryther Child Center.

Hospitality Index: ***


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