Cayuse EDITH ROSE 2021
|United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley
This wine's acidity will bring the most jaded palate back to life. Raspberry and sweet pea flower aromas are counterpointed by mild saline and pork fat notes. This is an enjoyable situation where zippy acidity is matched by weight and a texture that coats the palate. Flavors pink grapefruit, peach pastilles and white tea seal the deal.
Zesty and spicy in the glass, the 2021 Rosé Grenache Edith lifts up with a whiff of crushed stones and lemon peels, giving way to wild strawberries. This has an excellent palate presence, soft and round, yet with a core of brisk acidity and minerals that adds traction. Sweet inner florals linger, as the 2021 buzzes with residual tension, leaving a hint of licorice to linger.
Displaying a pale orange-pink core, the nose of the 2021 Grenache Rosé Edith is mineral-driven and has subtle notions of wild strawberry, dusty peaches and mandarin orange skin. Medium-bodied, the wine is fresh, zesty and ripe on the palate with a delightful mineral tension and a food-friendly finish. Just over 1,800 bottles were made.
The medium salmon-hued 2021 Grenache Edith Rose is solid, with a Bandol-like vibe in its orange zest, chalky minerality, iodine, and floral aromas and flavors. Nicely concentrated and medium-bodied, with bright acidity and a great finish, it's geared for the dinner table and will keep for a year or two.