L'Ecole No. 41

Alder Ridge Vineyards Grenache Rosé

9.028 ratings
9.110 pro ratings
Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Grenache
Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Pale yellow-pink, excellent clarity. White floral and strawberry notes in nose. Mellocreme candy, strawberry and slight tangerine peel flavors, good acidity, dryish. White pepper aftertaste with some skin astringency but attractively so. Good affordable drinking here

Pale yellow-pink, excellent clarity. White floral and strawberry notes in nose. Mellocreme candy, strawberry and slight tangerine peel flavors, good acidity, dryish. White pepper aftertaste with some skin astringency but attractively so. Good affordable drinking here

Sep 7th, 2020
Dr. Owen Bargreen

This pale colored Grenache Rose was sourced from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. Fresh and vibrant with a great combination of tension and viscosity, this reveals pretty rose water and watermelon flavors with shades of cantaloupe and sourdough bread on the palate. Seriously good now, enjoy this beautiful bottling over the next several years. Drink 2020-2025- 91

This pale colored Grenache Rose was sourced from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. Fresh and vibrant with a great combination of tension and viscosity, this reveals pretty rose water and watermelon flavors with shades of cantaloupe and sourdough bread on the palate. Seriously good now, enjoy this beautiful bottling over the next several years. Drink 2020-2025- 91

Aug 6th, 2020
David Shaw

Second bottle, good varietal character. Dry, mineral finish

Second bottle, good varietal character. Dry, mineral finish

Sep 24th, 2019
David Shaw

1040 cases made. Salmon pink, excellent clarity. Floral and white pepper notes in nose. Raspberry and cherry flavors, good acidity, dry, refreshing. Tart cherry skin and black pepper flavor in finish with some minerality and skin astringency.

1040 cases made. Salmon pink, excellent clarity. Floral and white pepper notes in nose. Raspberry and cherry flavors, good acidity, dry, refreshing. Tart cherry skin and black pepper flavor in finish with some minerality and skin astringency.

Jul 20th, 2019
David Shaw

Light salmon pink in color. Strawberry and floral notes in nose. Strawberry, cherry and lemon flavors with length, minerality, light astringency on front center of tongue on finish. Dry to off-dry. 850 cases made. Don't overchill this one. Flavors are not so complex, but well structured and integrated. Aperitif or food wine

Light salmon pink in color. Strawberry and floral notes in nose. Strawberry, cherry and lemon flavors with length, minerality, light astringency on front center of tongue on finish. Dry to off-dry. 850 cases made. Don't overchill this one. Flavors are not so complex, but well structured and integrated. Aperitif or food wine

May 31st, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Citrus melody, white peach, green apple, nice tropical style, nice mid intensity grainy minerality, nice saline chalkiness, big round acidity with a refreshing round finish.

Citrus melody, white peach, green apple, nice tropical style, nice mid intensity grainy minerality, nice saline chalkiness, big round acidity with a refreshing round finish.

Aug 14th, 2017
Michael Wangbickler CWE DipWSET

President Drink Local Wine Inc, Educator Discover Wine & Spirits Academy

9.2

Great wine at @blueacreseafood.

Great wine at @blueacreseafood.

Sep 20th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.4

10% Grenache a very pretty nose raspberry red cherry rose petal red licorice spice and light mineral notes. A good amount of light red berry fruit pretty floral notes and a bone dry finish. 40 excellent

10% Grenache a very pretty nose raspberry red cherry rose petal red licorice spice and light mineral notes. A good amount of light red berry fruit pretty floral notes and a bone dry finish. 40 excellent

Aug 12th, 2014
Jaime Chalk

Something to help keep cool in 104 degree heat.

Something to help keep cool in 104 degree heat.

Jul 16th, 2014
Stan

L’ecole Grenache rose take on Garnacha rosado with mineral zesty burst.

L’ecole Grenache rose take on Garnacha rosado with mineral zesty burst.

Jul 10th, 2018