“Like everything else about Cayuse, it's not ordinary.”
—Harvey Steiman,
Wine Spectator

Edith Grenache Rosé

Produced: 2007 - present

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

2016

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, Wine Advocate

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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

2007

...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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