Davenport Cellars 2012 Rose de Vins

Rose wines are a harbinger for the red vintage and it just reinforces that 2012 will be a killer. Lethal.

Tasted at 52-62 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: deep strawberry. Mouthfeel: slight spritz, velvety, luscious. Nose/Flavors: strawberries, candied cherries, red roses, peach, red licorice, cherry jam. Best served at 60 degrees.

Alcohol: 11.5%. Columbia Valley AVA. 64% merlot, 22% cabernet sauvignon, 14% malbec. RS 4.8%. Stainless steel and native yeasts. 47 cases. Power: 2/5. Balance: 3/5. Depth: 2/5. Finesse: 3/5. Rated: 90. Value: $20. Paid: $18. This is WAwineman… uncorked, uneducated but not uncouth.

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