Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2012
2011 Rose | Point 90
Reviewed by David Schildknecht
Composed of Grenache plus 37% Mourvèdre (which has dominated earlier, Bandol-inspired installments), all grown at Boushey or Ciel du Cheval, the 2011 Doyenne Rose delivers strawberry and purple plum fruit on a full, glossy, glycerol-rich, infectiously juicy palate, with Darjeeling tea, jasmine, and faint toasted nuttiness adding further interest and allure in an at once soothing and refreshing – not to mention lingering – finish. Enjoy this fine value over the next 9-12 months, though lay-in lots if you expect it to last that long!
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, July 2011
2009 Doyenne Rosé | 90 Points
Grenache takes the lead position in this dusty, salmon-colored rosé. It looks and tastes French, and has been given a bit more bottle age than most domestic rosés. Fruits run from wild strawberry and watermelon to light citrus, woven together and set against rather firm tannins. A substantial wine with real grip and depth. —Paul Gregutt
Zino Society, Northwest Emerging Wine Awards (N.E.W. Awards)
2010 Doyenne Rose | Gold
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 2009
2008 Doyenne Rose | 90 Points
(70% Mourvedre, 15% Grenache, 15% Cinsault) Orange-pink color. Musky strawberry on the nose and palate. Supple and ripe, with good body but a light touch. Very attractive rose and made via a gentle maceration, rather than by the saignee method.