At Taste Washington last month, we had a wonderful chat with Kit Singh (left), co-owner and winemaker at Lauren Ashton Cellars, and met Sam Mosman (right), vineyard manager of Lonesome Spring Ranch Vineyard. To our delight, Kit poured us a sample of LAC 2017 rosé, which is being released to the public on April 21-22 at their tasting studio in Woodinville’s Hollywood District.
We also received a bottle to sample, which solidified our enjoyment of that initial taste. This wine confirms a constant in our posts about LAC — Kit Singh makes great wine. It’s that simple.
With this 2017 rosé release, the winery is continuing with its tradition of charitable giving — a portion of proceeds during the weekend will be donated to Northshore Schools Foundation that serves students and teachers in Bothell, Kenmore and Woodinville.
“In years past we’ve sold over 400+ bottles of our Rosé during the release weekend and hope to surpass that in 2018 so we can continue to do good in this community and for the Northshore Schools Foundation,” said Riinu Rammal, Kit’s wife and winery co-owner.
2017 Lauren Ashton Rosé ($21)
This is a perfect rosé to pair with your patio or deck on a warm spring or summer afternoon or evening. We love summer sippers that show some minerality, and the LAC rosé fits the bill. The blend of Grenache (50%), Mourvedre (30%) and Counoise (20%) features a beautiful nose of strawberries, raspberries and watermelon, followed by red berries, and some citrus and spices, on the palate and finish.
The 2017 rosé is bright, lively, refreshing, crisp and dry. Enjoy it with seafood, shellfish, smoked salmon, salads, pasta and rice dishes. Or simply drink it without food, enjoying the sunset reflected in its pale pink color.
This will be one of our staples during the warm weather — count on it!
Margot and Dave