Daven Lore Winery 2014 Rosé, Yakima Valley, $18
Prosser winemaker Gordon Taylor takes a “why mess with success” approach to his off-dry rose, which he leads with Sangiovese (41%) from Lonesome Spring Ranch and backblends with Petit Verdot (20%) from Scott Fisher and estate Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Its medium salmon color leads to aromas of dried cherry, dried black currant and dark strawberry. The drink is reminiscent of blueberry pie with strawberry and watermelon. Meyer lemon acidity, a spring of mint and a nibble of blueberry skin tannin creates complexity and balance to make this a fuller-bodied pink. Taylor suggests serving it with dry-rubbed pork ribs, asparagus risotto, lentil salad, tabouli and even strawberries dipped in chocolate.
Production: 82 cases
Leave a Reply