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“This is Grenache Rose at its finest.”
—Owen Bargreen,
Washington Wine Blog

Edith Grenache Rosé

Produced: 2007 - present

Professional reviews and tasting notes from prior vintages added as published (scores within parentheses indicate barrel samples):


93 Points. Rosé coming from this area of the valley is a rare beast, let alone a Grenache offering. This wine spent several days on skins but is still a pale peach color. It brings aromas and flavors of mountain strawberry, wet stone and orange rind. The palate has great textural depth but also has a wonderful brightness. It's a serious rosé if ever there were one. —Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast

92 Points. Pale blood-orange color with aromas of watermelon, wild raspberries, white pepper, herbs and grapefruit zest. It’s medium-bodied, fresh and dry. Fruity, mineral and spiced all at once. Drink now. —James Suckling,

91+ Points. Displaying a fabulous salmon color, the 2019 Grenache Rosé Edith boasts delightful aromas of dusty pink flowers, spiced yellow cherry skin, hints of baked earth, dried orange peel and potpourri. Fermented in stainless steel and concrete eggs, this rosé medium-bodied, fresh, clean and precise, displaying a delightful mineral essence that will be food-friendly and perfect for salad and fresh fish. It concludes with a crisp, red-fruited finish with a lingering citrus note. —Anthony Mueller, The Wine Advocate

91 Points. Always a unique rosé, the more pink/salmon-hued 2019 Edith Rosé has a beautiful, almost Provence-style in its nose of ripe strawberries and orange zest mixed with a kiss of flowers and chalky minerality. Nicely textured and medium-bodied, this charming, delicious, balanced rosé is rock-solid and will keep for 6-12 months. —Jeb Dunnuck,


94 Points. ...a highly refreshing and gratifying new wine that is amongst the best of its kind in North America... on the nose this takes on pretty red rose petals that mingle with cantaloupe and wet stone and smoky tones that all meld in the glass. The palate is wonderfully fresh and vibrant with great acidity and a seamless texture. Layers of Gravenstein apple, watermelon, nectarine and kumquat zest collide with minerals and smoky undertones on this complex palate. As the wine warms up, it becomes even more nuanced and complex, still showing wonderful mouth-watering acidity. Scintillating in its youth, this stunning new Rose will enjoy another eight plus years of life ahead of it. —Owen Bargreen,

92 Points. Lots of aromas of peaches, minerals and ash. White pepper, tool. Full-bodied, layered and fruity with lemon and orange peel. Some dried-peach and pumice undertones. —James Suckling,

91 Points. Showing a pale pink core and orange highlights at the rim, the 2018 Grenache Rosé Edith is delicately balanced with a mineral-driven essence that is illuminated by soft, bright red berry and citrus aromas on the nose. Medium-bodied, the wine is energetic with acidity and has an elegant balance… it retains the mineral tension across the mid-palate. The wine ends with a squeaky-clean finish and lingering persistence with a kiss of phenolic bitterness that keeps things interesting and makes this a food-friendly rosé. It’s a lovely wine that may tempt you to rest it in your seller for aging, but with this bottling, fresher is better. —Anthony Mueller, The Wine Advocate


93 Points. ...This starts off with aromas of white peach, red rose and red cherry candy with a touch of guava. There is a lighter stony quality to the nose that delights. A compete wine, this shows wonderful astringency and mouthfeel, as well as salinity. There is a great combination of citrus fruits, melon and red fruits on the palate with a wonderful long finish... —Owen Bargreen, Washington Wine Blog

92 Points. This is well pitched and has a very attractive mix of freshness with bright pink fruit and watermelon, as well as a long, fresh finish with pink apples and dry pears. Drink now. —James Suckling,

92 Points. The 2017 Rose is also beautiful, with a light pink color and a vibrant bouquet of white peach, crushed rocks, white flowers, and pineapple notes. It’s medium-bodied, layered, vibrant and fresh, yet has more texture and depth than past vintages. —Jeb Dunnuck,


93 Points. ...It begins with aromas of white peach, red rose and red cherry candy with a touch of guava. There is a lighter stony quality to the nose that also delights. A compete wine, this shows wonderful astringency, as well as lovely salinity. Flavors of citrus, melon and red fruits all come together beautifully on the palate and lead up to the gorgeous lingering finish. This is a fabulous Rosé... —Owen Bargreen, International Wine Report

92 Points. This wine is consistently at the top of the class. Pale copper in color with a slight peach tinge, the aromas show appealing notes of wet stone and mountain strawberry along with a kiss of herb. The flavors are bright and vivid, while remaining light on their feet. There's a complexity seldom seen in this category. A long, citrus-filled finish caps it off. It's a big-time winner, bringing a sense of seriousness and irreverence at the same time. —Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast

90 Points. The Armada Vineyard is also the source of Baron's rosé, which he produces from two rows of vines where he doesn't thin the crop, resulting in yields over two tons per acre, which he harvests at lower sugar levels. The 2016 Grenache Rosé Edith is excellent, weighing in at a mere 12.2% alcohol and offering up complex aromas of orange rind, red apple and orange blossom. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, glossy and bright, with lovely cut and delicate phenolic grip that makes it even more mouthwatering. It was whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel and concrete. —William Kelley, The Wine Advocate


92 Points. One of the top Rosés coming out of the United States today is unquestionably the Grenache Rosé Edith from Cayuse. The 2015 Grenache Rosé Edith comes all from the Armada vineyard and is whole cluster pressed (no saignée), fermented in concrete egg and aged in both concrete and stainless steel. It’s almost white in color, but don’t let that fool you, as it has beautiful intensity and length in its salty minerality, white grapefruit and citrus aromas and flavors. Clean, crisp and beautiful on the palate, without being lean, drink it over the coming year. —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate


91 Points. The light pink colored 2014 Grenache Rose Edith is terrific and gives up classy, crisp notes of cherry blossom, strawberries and dried herbs in its medium bodied, pure, still textured style. One of the best Rosés in the US, drink it over the coming year or so. —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

91 Points. Pale pink. Nuanced nose offers scents of peach, nectarine, orange peel and strawberry complicated by stony minerality and spicy, meaty nuances. Concentrated, rich and pliant, if a bit dominated in the early going by its baby fat. But this wine boasts superb natural acidity and should show its mineral side with two or three years of additional bottle aging. Finishes very long and rich, without any phenolic bitterness. —Stephen Tanzer, Vinous


91 Points. A great rose, the 2013 Grenache Rose Edith, which was brought up all in concrete, offers Provencal notes of strawberries, orange blossom and spice to go with a crisp, medium-bodied, elegant feel on the palate. —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate


91 Points. Looking like a white wine, with barely any pink color, the 2012 Grenache Rose Edith is nevertheless a gorgeous effort that will be hard to beat on a hot summer day. Juicy and lively, with tangerine, grapefruit and citrus aromas and flavors, this medium-bodied drinker has fabulous purity, refreshing acidity and a clean finish. I’d enjoy it over the coming summer months. —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

91 Points. Very pale pink color reminded me of Krug rosé. Aromas of strawberry, watermelon and minerals. Supple and fat on entry but with a lovely spine of acidity cutting through the wine’s creamy texture and giving grip to the finish. Boasts lovely mineral density and finishes salty and persistent. Serve this with a charcuterie plate or with olives. —Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar


89 Points. A translucent, barely pink, slightly salmon color, the 2011 Grenache Rose Edith is made in a dry, Provencal style and offers up notions of orange blossom, barely ripe red currants, mineral water and citrus to go with a medium-bodied, juicy and racy palate feel... –Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate


91 Points. Halfway between classic partridge eye and salmon in color...this combines a caressing, subtly creamy texture with delicacy, levity (at a mere 12.7% alcohol) and refreshment. Suggestions of strawberry (fraise du bois) garlanded in buddleia and high-toned green herbs are predictable if enchanting, but I was surprised to encounter a richness... –David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate

90 Points. Very pale eye-of-the-partridge color, not far off from Krug rose. Very delicate aromas of strawberry, minerals and spices, complicated by a leesy nuance. Quite dry and tactile, with good grip and a bit of skin character to the strawberry and spice flavors. Serious rose with good length. The leesy complexity carries straight through the wine. –Steven Tanzer, International Wine Cellar


92 Points. Made from 100% Grenache, this is a pale, pretty copper/onion skin color. It offers stunning aromas of strawberry, citrus peel, tree fruits and minerals. It’s whole cluster fermented, from vines that have been picked and grown specifically to be a rosé—not a saignée. Great concentration and power. –Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast


...Like everything else about Cayuse, it's not ordinary. It's dry, cropped to the same low yields as his reds...smells like wild strawberries, with a touch of orange peel on the nose and black olive on the finish…, treated like Champagne, barrel-fermented… and released two years after the vintage.. –Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator

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