This full-bodied rosé uses the 777 clone from a vineyard on the eastern edge of the Willamette valley, in an area known locally as Pete's Mountain. The Dowsett Family originally owned the Charles Coury property and started Laurel Ridge. Chris Dowsett is the winemaker at Buty as well as handling his own project. This offers a lush symphony of fruits—orange, grapefruit, pineapple and peach. It's tart, tangy, tasty and made to age for an extra year or two, in the mode of a Bandol.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.