Style: Dry Rose Vintage: 2019 ABV: 13%
Appellation: Columbia Valley Varietal: 44% Cinsault, 28% Grenache, 28% Syrah
Region: Washington County: United States
Pairings: Barbecue, especially chicken or spareribs; braised beef or chicken; duck; grilled vegetables; hamburgers; lamb, especially roast leg of lamb; mushrooms; Osso Bucco; pork sausage; tuna, especially grilled or seared tuna; venison.
About This Wine: The aromatics on the Rosé are jumping out of the glass. A complex combination of fruits showing strong Rainier cherry and Mandarin orange with subtle notes of grapefruit and cantaloupe. They are followed by light white pepper and river stone on the finish. The palate is acid driven, with good mid-palate weight and a salinity that persists on the finish.
“A blend of Cinsault (44%), Grenache (28%) and Syrah (28%), the 2019 Gramercy Cellars 'Olsen Vineyard' Rosé is an absolutely awesome new wine by the superstar winemaking team of Greg Harrington, MS, and Brandon Moss. The aromatic range is seriously good from pink grapefruit blossom to cantaloupe and shades of guava and ripe strawberry all come together in the glass. The palate is both lithe and refreshing, showing great acidity and a silky texture, with marvelous earthy undertones that connect with the core of bright red fruits. Truly outstanding to savor in its youth, the 2019 [Rosé] will cellar marvelously for the next seven plus years, picking up earthy tones as it ages. This is truly one of the best Rosé wines made in the Pacific Northwest. Drink 2020-2027.”
93 PTS – OWEN BARGREEN, WASHINGTON WINE BLOG