Inviting aromas of fresh watermelon and its rind, wild strawberries, Rainier cherries and blood orange adorn the alluring pale rose petal color of the 2017 Rosé. Cantaloupe and honeydew melon join sweet basil flavors on this crisp, dry Rosé, with a lovely extended finish. Beautiful on its own, the persistent fruit flavors and mineral driven finish show great affinity with summer fare.
Review by Dr. Owen J. Bargreen for Washinton Wine Blog, May 2018:
This Rosé wine is an outstanding pre-release by DeLille Cellars. Bottled in March 2018, the wine is a blend of 53% Grenache with the rest Mourvèdre and Cinsault. This pale colored Rosé wine starts off with aromas of rose water, watermelon, guava puree and citrus blossom. The pretty nose brings you back to the glass for more. The palate is lithe and the texture is marvelous here. Red cherry, orange peel, red raspberry puree mark the palate. The richness to this wine and acidity shines through. This is a marvelous effort by DeLille that is truly one of the best in the state.