2010 Rotie Cellars “Homage” (Rhone Blend)

Hello friends. After our huge support for the VdP offering back in April, Sean Boyd has seen fit to release another Rotie club-member wine to our list members:

Jeb Dunnuck covered eleven different wines from Rotie in his first set of Washington reviews for Wine Advocate. It was an impressive set of reviews, with all eleven garnering 90pts or higher. But none was better reviewed than Homage:

Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck): “[REVIEW TEXT WITHHELD]. 95+pts.”

The name and the wine style seem clearly meant to evoke the wines of Bandol, the old world capital of Mourvedre. Here in the new world, we still get Mourvedre’s lovely mix of game, spice, and mineral, but we also get lush, ripe fruit: plums and marionberries and orange peel. There is a salinity here that ramped up the savory character, and the tannins are fine-grained, redolent of black tea and leather spice. It’s a textural marvel, this one, combining plenty of glycerin character with a juicy sense of vibrancy. Among the strongest examples of Washington Mourvedre I can think of.

Please limit order requests to 12 bottles, and we’ll do our best to fulfill all requests. The wine should arrive in a week or two, at which point it will be ready for pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.

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