Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose

Gertrude Stein said that, but not all roses are created equal. So many Rose wines are flat, boring and too sweet. Not the one made by French winemaker Isabelle Dutartre at De Ponte Cellars in the Dundee Hills of Oregon's Willamette Valley. When Deborah tasted this one she was blown away. "Better than any French Rose, I've ever tasted." Of course, this comment encompassed all other Rose, too. Deborah tasted this wine blind. Little did she know that the grapes were from Oregon and the winemaker from France - Provence, actually, home of France's best Rose. At $14, it's a real bargain considering the quality.

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