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Willamette Valley Vineyards Dry Rose 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A bit of a crazy nose with hints of dried pineapple and beef jerky accenting the core red cherry fruit. There are some nice floral tones and a dusting of soil adding interest here as well. For acid freaks. This is bright - piercing even - with a nice core of fruits: peach, lime and raspberry that are absolutely vibrant. There’s plenty of buffering material in the mouth, but this is a laser beam of a wine with a blazing finish. The red fruit, more cherry-like with air, really gain strength as this sits in the glass. My kind of rosé and totally delicious. 88pts

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Region: USA » Oregon » Willamette Valley

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Color: Rosé
Blend: Syrah, tempranillo
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Willamette Valley Vineyards:
Founded in 1983 by Oregon native, Jim Bernau, with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers,” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Willamette Valley Vineyards approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit to produce wines of di... Read more
Founded in 1983 by Oregon native, Jim Bernau, with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers,” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Willamette Valley Vineyards approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit to produce wines of distinction, that are truly expressive of the varietal and the place where they are grown. All the vineyards, the Estate Vineyard, Tualatin Estate, and Elton vineyard, have been certified sustainable through LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon Safe programs since 1997. In 2007, Willamette Valley Vineyards became the first winery in the world to use sustainable cork stoppers certified by the Rainforest Alliance and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards. In 2010, Willamette Valley Vineyards released their first Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine (OCSW). Willamette Valley Vineyards commitment to sustainable practices in the vineyard and winery is based on the convictions that as stewards of the land they have an obligation to walk as softly as possible, and that winegrapes grown naturally in healthy soils produce superior quality wines. Willamette Valley Vineyards also produces wines under the Griffin Creek and Tualatin Estate labels. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Willamette Valley Vineyards Dry Rose

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,179
3.50 5
07/02/2011

A bit of a crazy nose with hints of dried pineapple and beef jerky accenting the core red cherry fruit. There are some nice floral tones and a dusting of soil adding interest here as well. For acid freaks. This is bright - piercing even - with a nice core of fruits: peach, lime and raspberry that are absolutely vibrant. There’s plenty of buffering material in the mouth, but this is a laser beam of a wine with a blazing finish. The red fruit, more cherry-like with air, really gain strength as this sits in the glass. My kind of rosé and totally delicious. 88pts


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4.50 5
05/27/2011

Zesty and lightly sweet, with some peach and pear flavors and acidity. Great food wine, full bodied and flavorful with a nice long finish of strawberry.


Snooth User: Mimi Kim
6488783,073
4.00 5
06/13/2011

Strawberry and lemon flavors make this a delightful summer wine.


Snooth User: Craig Bilodeau
10426871,237
3.50 5
04/27/2012

Really liked this Rose. Perfect for a summer day by the pool. Nice floral tones and full bodied.



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