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.
Salmon colored and 12.1% ABV. 48% Grenache, 28% Cinsault, 17% Mourvedre and 7% Counoise. Pretty nose of red fruits, citrus and flowers. Light to medium body with perfect acidity. Crisp and refreshing. Strawberry, cranberry, watermelon and minerals on the palate. Medium length on the finish. Another delightful version of this wine from Lauren Ashton. Consider buying this one by the case. Best over the next 1-2 years.
My rating: 91 points.
The Woodinville tasting room is normally open Thursday thru Sunday from 1pm to 5pm and is a worthwhile stop on your next winery excursion. The wine was recently released and is available on the winery website for $21.
Review based on a sample provided by the winery.