This is Northern Rhone style blend from Washington's Walla Walla Valley AVA is an absolute stunner of a wine. Beautiful aromatics hint at the complex and richly textured wine in the glass. Dark fruit flavors, spice, pepper, earth, and minerality abound in a well-balanced and approachable package. A wonderful new world homage to the great wines of the Northern Rhone. 94% Syrah, 6% Viogier. 95 points Robert Parker
"The whole point of Rotie Cellars is to make traditional Rhone Blends with Washington State fruit. So what do traditional Rhone blends mean to me? To start with, they mean lower alcohol, less ripe, less oak, balanced, finesse driven, mouth coating wines." - Sean Boyd, Proprietor
Rotie Cellars was born out of a desire to pay homage to the wines of the France's Rhône Valley. Since 2007, winemaker and owner Sean Boyd's goal has been to make traditional Rhône blends in Washington State. Boyd's winemaking philosophy is simple - combine old world winemaking techniques with the highest quality Rhône varietals that Washington has to offer. Boyd sources from some of the best and oldest vineyards in the state in an effort to showcase the most elegant blend possible, while ensuring the typicity of the fruit is expressed. Rotie's program is small and focused, and production limited. Each lot is individually attended to, allowing for an uncompromising approach to quality and the results so far have been exceptional with too many accolades to list. Rotie Cellars is one of the first Washington producers on the Winestyr platform and we're proud to offer their wines to you.More from this winery
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Rotie's wines are fruit forward and powerful but balanced, and are everything I enjoy about new world Rhone-style wines. Fans of Washington (and Sonoma) Syrah and GSM blends should try a selection from this winery - I've tried a half-dozen and have never been disappointed.