Tranche Cellars

“It’s about being true and authentic to the classic styles of wines in the world.

Throughout our Estate Vineyards, we cultivate a diverse collection of some of the world’s most interesting grape varietals.”

Lauri Corliss

2013 Pink Pape


Pale salmon in color with a light pink hue. Delicate aromas of rose petal and melon, lemon peel and fresh forest fruits. The wine is lively upon entry, with plump red berry flavors providing good weight to the mid-palate. Bright citrus acidity creates balance and focus, drawing out the palate to a mouthwatering finish.

Winemaker Notes

The 2013 Rosé is a blend of three traditional Châteaunuef-du-Pape varietals—Counoise, Cinsault and Grenache—all grown on our Blackrock Estate Vineyard on the eastern edge of the Yakima Valley AVA. The individual blocks were harvested by hand in early September and loaded directly into the press while the clusters were still cold. A gentle and rapid press cycle helped to avoid excessive phenolic extraction from the skins, yielding a juice pale pink in color with delicate flavors and aromas. Fermentation was carried out at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks and continued until dry. Following three months of maturation on lees, individual components were racked and blended to create a pure and vibrant rosé.

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varietals: Counoise, Cinsault, Grenache
Production: 510 Cases