Ashton Troy Wines is a new second label from Lauren Ashton Cellars. The wines were designed specifically for the restaurant marketplace.
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.
2014 Ashton Troy Wines Bisou – Violet in color. 14.9% ABV. 64% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petite Verdot. Savory nose of red fruits, plums, earth and pencil shavings. Medium to full bodied with ample acidity. Smooth and supple with warm tannins. Raspberry, black cherry, cassis and currants on the palate. Medium length on the finish. Soft and approachable, this wine is well made and ready to drink. Suggested retail price of $30. My rating: 90 points.
2014 Ashton Troy Wines Cabernet Sauvignon – Crimson in color. 14.8% ABV. Rich nose of red and black fruits, leather and tobacco. Full bodied and plush. Well structured, concentrated and powerful. Cherries, blackberries and currants on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish with fine grained tannins. Drink over the next 3-5 years. Suggested retail price of $30. My rating: 91 points.
The Woodinville tasting room of Lauren Ashton is open Thursday thru Sunday from 1pm to 5pm and is a worthwhile stop on your next winery excursion.
Reviews based on a sample provided by the winery.