Doyenne 2012 Rosé, Yakima Valley, $28
Built as a Provence-style, DeLille Cellars’ dry rosé continues to presents itself with an Old World approach, and the dedication shows by using the same two illustrious vineyards since launching this project in 2008. Boushey and Ciel du Cheval combine for the Grenache (55%), Mourvèdre (39%) and Cinsault, and the mood is set immediately with aromas of hibiscus tea, white strawberry, apricot and peach skin. There’s a dusty approach to the palate with dried currant, white peach and starfruit flavors. Elegance continues on through the finish of juicy pomegranate acidity and plum skin tannin structure. Patio dining has arrived.
Production: 1,036 cases