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ProducerRôtie Cellars (web)

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Drinking window: Drink between 2015 and 2024 (based on 3 user opinions)

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Community Tasting Notes (average 92.1 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 16 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Scottyd213 on 10/4/2015 & rated 93 points: Decanted and tasted over two hours. Tight with great minerality to start, opened up into red fruit tasting and lilac nose. Well structured, great mouthfeel. Could use more time in the bottle to reach its peak (463 views)
 Tasted by DrX on 9/10/2015 & rated 93 points: I (464 views)
 Tasted by arthrovine on 5/8/2015 & rated 92 points: Last tasted 2/13. This bottle was opened earlier in the day, 5-8 hours prior.

A little more savory development in the interval. Needs more time. This is going to be awesome in 3-5 years. A buddy has a case and last night's handshake confirms my access over the years to come. (536 views)
 Tasted by Dave Dalluge on 3/29/2015 & rated 92 points: No notes taken, but this showed pretty well. Brooding dried herbs and leather on the nose. Full bodied on the palate with good balance. Pretty one-dimensional right now, but pleasant. Tannic on the finish. No hurry to drink these up, and it will be interesting to see if this develops any complexity with time in the cellar. (685 views)
 Tasted by ChrisinSunnyside on 1/25/2015 & rated 92 points: Given an hour or so to open up, lovely nose of deep violet, earth, roasted meats. Palate gains weight but still nimble and focused. Tannins are not noticeable and animal character comes back on the finish with peppery spice. (699 views)
 Tasted by Pedroel on 1/7/2015 & rated 90 points: This was S's heartthrob at the winery two years ago. Frankly, I was expecting more: it's good, but not great. Compared next to Glen Fiona '08, which I'd give an 89. This will be better in a year or two. (510 views)
 Tasted by Baggio on 6/18/2014 & rated 93 points: Really good. (861 views)
 Tasted by arthrovine on 2/25/2013 & rated 92 points: This was decanted several hours prior to an industry tasting event. It was still tight. Great wine. Needs 5 years I reckon. (1294 views)
 Tasted by VinLancaster on 11/13/2012 & rated 93 points: Tasting Room. 100% Mourvedre from Alder Ridge Vineyard.
Big and porterhouse beefy on the nose and palate. Savory flavors of crackling bacon, brambleberry, exotic spices, winter herbs of sage, thyme and rosemary. The core of this wine is tight as a drum, needing significant time to soften and meld. Rich and decadent with an intensely lengthy finish. Meal in a glass.
Drink 2015(+)-2025 (1167 views)
 Tasted by Anthony Lombardi on 11/1/2012: Nearly black core with reddish purple around the rim. Black pepper & dark fruit on the nose. Perfumey aromatics. Rich brooding plums & currants on the mid palate accentuated by peppery notes. Medium to high acid & extremely tannic right now. This has excellent potential & is one to watch. Great length. (1284 views)
 Tasted by nawebb on 7/28/2012 & rated 91 points: Garnet in color, with subtle aromas of cherry, rhubarb, and smoke on the nose. Light-medium in body, with generous acidity appearing after the mouth-watering cherry flavor sits in. Ended with a super-clean finish. (1242 views)

Professional 'Channels'
i-WineReview.com, Report 38: The Wines of Washington State (9/1/2013)
(Rotie Cellars "DRE" Washington State) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jeb Dunnuck
The Rhone Report, Issue #12 (6/23/2012)
(Rôtie Cellars Mourvedre "dre") Login and sign up and see review text.   94+ points
By Sean Sullivan
Washington Wine Report (8/8/2012)
(Rotie Cellars Dre Mouvedre Washington State) A moderately aromatic wine with white pepper, savory notes, light floral notes, and herbal notes. The palate is medium bodied and tart with soft, plush fruit flavors. 100% Mourvedre. Block 34, Alder Ridge. 15% alcohol. 100 cases produced.  *** 1/2 points
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Washington Wine
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With 30,000+ acres planted, the state has ideal geography and conditions for growing premium vinifera wine grapes. Primarily grown on their own root stocks, the vines produce grapes of consistent quality, resulting in strong vintages year after year. While its focus is on Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, the region also produces a wide range of other spectacular whites and reds.

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Washington State is a premium wine producing region located in the northwest corner of the United States. Although a relatively young wine industry, it is now the nation's second largest wine producer and is ranked among the world's top wine regions. Washington wines are found nationally in all 50 states and internationally in more than 40 countries.

Washington produces more than 20 wine grape varieties - a ratio of 56 percent white to 44 percent red. As the industry matures and experiments, it finds many grape varieties that thrive throughout Washington's microclimates. There are more than 16,000 vineyard acres of red wine varieties statewide.

History & Vintages
Washington's wine future is limitless. As consumers discover the quality of Washington wines, demand continues to grow nationally and internationally. New acreage and wine varietals are being planted and new wineries are opening at a remarkable pace. Washington State is recognized as a premium viticultural region around the world.

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Washington's wine industry generates more than $3 billion to the state economy. It employs more than 14,000 people, directly and indirectly, with projections to add nearly 2,000 more jobs by 2006. In terms of tax revenues accrued to the state and federal government, wine grapes are among the highest tax generators of any agricultural crops. Furthermore, Washington wine tourism attracts nearly two million visitors annually contributing to the positive growth of local and regional economies.

Washington State - the perfect climate for wine = ideal growing conditions, quality wines, business innovation, lifestyle, and social responsibility. All are key elements of this world-class wine industry.

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