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WTN: 2015 Rotie

by Jim Grow » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:47 pm

This wine is from Wash. state and not the northern Rhone. From Rotie Cellars, this 2015 Northern Blend is 94% Syrah and 6% Viognier. Totally lovely wine with mellow syrah flavors and obvious Viognier. There is a funkiness mixed in with the syrah fruit which makes it OH so interesting and gulpable. My first of 4 bottles and will next try this wine in 5 years. Great balance and can see this wine gaining complexity over the coming years but very enjoyable now. Washington State rules! abv of 14,5%
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Re: WTN: 2015 Rotie

by Jenise » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:55 pm

Rotie wines drink well young, and I don't know that I would be looking for them to be a long haul wine. More medium term than long.
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Re: WTN: 2015 Rotie

by David M. Bueker » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:05 pm

I was expecting something that started with Côte.
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Re: WTN: 2015 Rotie

by Bill Spohn » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:21 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:I was expecting something that started with Côte.


Me too. Guess we need a WA winery called Cote Cellars to amalgamate with Rotie to get that.....
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Re: WTN: 2015 Rotie

by Jenise » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:25 pm

Rotie makes four wines, two white, two red, one each south and north. Very good wines, too.
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Re: WTN: 2015 Rotie

by Jenise » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:27 pm

Here's a note from a few months ago on one of Rotie's whites:

2016 Rôtie Cellars Grenache Blanc Columbia Valley
Blind tasted. Stunning. Understated pear and melon flavors blend seamlessly with generous minerality and acidity--tastes more European than domestic in all the good ways.
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Re: WTN: 2015 Rotie

by Bill Spohn » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:37 pm

Somehow the fact that they could do a white that emulates a Rhone impresses me more than the red. Too bad we don't get them up here in the Great White!
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Re: WTN: 2015 Rotie

by Jenise » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:14 pm

Bill Spohn wrote:Somehow the fact that they could do a white that emulates a Rhone impresses me more than the red. Too bad we don't get them up here in the Great White!


There are a few here who are doing it all quite well.
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