Wine World and Spirits is happy to say that we’ve managed to get our hands on a few cases of Dre 2010 from Rotie Cellars.
Ben Reece from Corfini Cellars:
Dre is short for MourveDRE. This 100 case lot hails from Alder Ridge block #34 which is perched about 500 ft. above the Columbia River in the Horse Heaven
Hills AVA. This quaint little spot is ideal for Rhone varietals such as Mourvedre due to its high heat indices, constant wind flow and insulation from the river preventing catastrophic winter freezes. Inspired by some of the great old producers of the Rhone Valley, Sean Boyd decided to take a chance and bottle this as sort of an homage to their go-to-end-of-the-day Mourvedre heavy blends.
Soft red fruits and mineral on the nose followed by a lively and surprisingly “bright” portrayal of the characteristic dark fruits inherent to the varietal. Though savory and gamey notes persist throughout, the wine resists the urge to be one dimensional and carries a superb balance of fruit, alcohol and chalky tannins through the long finish. One of my favorite thing about these wines is the intelligent use of oak; second and third use Sirugue barrels from his buddy in Sonoma to be exact . To quote Sean “I don’t really like using new oak on these small batch wines because the oak dominates the fruit and creates popsicle-stick like tannins.”
You can get Rotie Cellars 2010 Dre at our online store for $79.99. It will be available for in-store pickup on 6/26/12. Also be sure to check out Rotie Cellers’ Southern and Northern Blends.
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