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2017 Lauren Ashton Cellars Rosé – Bottle Notes

Lauren Ashton Cellars was founded in 2009 by Kit Singh. A Dentist by profession, Kit’s passion for wine was fueled by trips to Napa, Sonoma and Europe’s best known wine regions. Kit’s enology background includes classes at UC Davis and Seattle Community College along with an internship at Delille Cellars.

The inspiration for the name of the winery was Kit’s two children, Ashley Lauren and Ashton Troy. The packaging for the wines is impressive. The black and white pictures on the labels are from buildings in Estonia where Singh’s partner, Riinu Rammal, is from.

Light salmon in color. 12.5% ABV. 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre ad 20% Counnoise. Pretty nose of pink grapefruit, citrus and freshly cut grass. Bright and refreshing with ample acidity. Strawberries, cranberries and minerals on the palate. Medium length on the crisp finish. My type of Rosé! Wait until things heat up and enjoy this all Summer.

My rating: 90 points.

The Woodinville tasting room is open Thursday thru Sunday from 1pm to 5pm and is a worthwhile stop on your next winery excursion. The Rosé will be released the weekend of 4/21-22 with a portion of the proceeds from that weekend’s sales going to the Northshore Schools Foundation. The release price is $21.

Review based on a sample provided by the winery.

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