Jovinea Cellars 2019 Dolcetto Rosé, Washington State, $20

By on June 17, 2020

Next year, winemaker Lisa Grigg and her husband, Michael, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their move to the historic Lewis-Clark Valley with the goal to plant an estate vineyard in the town of Lenore, Idaho. In the meantime, they are working with growers throughout the region, such as Dwelley in the Walla Walla Valley for this Dolcetto rosé that brings a charming wardrobe of blood orange. The nose of dried cherry, plum juice and dusty Pink Lady apple leads to a stream of cherry juice and pink strawberry as the structure of plum skin and a bit of richness finish bone-dry. Jovinea, a mashup of “jovial” and the Latin word for “vine,” is pronounced joe-vinh-Ā-uh, and the wines are sold at their young tasting room in the Morgan’s Alley Building in downtown Lewiston.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 27 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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