Full Pull Rosé Finale

Hello friends. This will be our last rosé-themed offer of the summer. As expected, pretty much all the rosés we offered during The Anti-Spontaneity Party offers (in March, April, and May) are already sold out. But I have recently tasted a compelling new northwest pink from a familiar winemaker. So let’s roll that one together with two well-priced Spanish rosados, one in bottle and one in 3L box. Thanks for another wonderful year of supporting delicious, well-made rosé!

2015 Dowsett Family Georgia Rose Becklin Vineyard
Chris Dowsett, well-loved by our list members for his outstanding Gewurztraminers over the years, produces a tiny amount of Pinot Noir rosé from a family vineyard in the Willamette Valley. Total production is 100 cases, and I was a little late to the game on this one, so I believe there are only 20-30 boxes still available. Borderline for an offer, but even if we have to short-allocate folks, I think it’s still worth it for the chance to see what Chris can do with rosé. This clocks in at 13.5% listed alc and offers a nose of cherry and strawberry, mineral, and grass. Texturally, this is crisp and refreshing. Flavor-wise, it is very Pinot in character, with a wonderful earthy/resinous edge to the red fruits. This offers complexity for those who care and gluggability for those who don’t.

2015 Armas de Guerra Rosado
I tasted this a few weeks ago, loved it, and bought every last bottle remaining in Seattle. It’s just so hard to find good rosé that hits the $10 price point. Trey Busch’s Renegade Rosé is pretty much the only other rosé we offer at this tag. It comes from our pals at Olé Imports, and it is 100% Mencia from a 1963-planted vineyard in Bierzo. It drinks, for me, very much like a rosé of Mourvedre, with that alluring mix of wild berry fruit, exotic spice, and a strong mineral component. Racy rosé  (12.5% listed alc), this hums with energy and verve, and rolls easily into a tangy, acid-driven finish, a final kiss of green papaya.  “Total mid-summer chugger,” says the last section of my note. I’ll leave it at that.

2015 La Nevera Rosado (3L BAG IN BOX, Pickup Only)
We’ve gotten lots of positive feedback on the first 3L Box we offered (VRAC, from France), and that box was $10 more than this box. As a reminder, this is the equivalent of four 750ml bottles, so I’ll use my applied mathematics degree to tell you that works out to $5/bottle. Only in Spain!

This is also an Olé Import, and it’s kind of ridiculous what’s in this box, given the tag. Try 100% Garnacha (Grenache), from organically grown vines planted in 1983 on gravel/clay/limestone at 1150 feet elevation. The vineyard is in Rioja Baja, but the winery and importer decided not to put Rioja on the label because “not showing the name Rioja on the label allows La Nevera to pay a lesser tax making this wine a greater value than it otherwise would be.” Fine by me! This is a clean, easy-drinking rosé, with red fruits (raspberry especially), melon, and blood-orange. The alcohol is moderate (12.5% listed), the acid vibrant, the overall package as fresh and refreshing as can be. Perfect for decks and boats, campgrounds and picnic tables.

Please limit order requests to 36 bottles/boxes total (mix and match as you like), and we’ll do our best to fulfill all requests. The wines not already in the warehouse should arrive in a week or two, at which point they will be ready for pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.

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