Lauren Ashton Cellars was founded in 2009 by Kit Singh. A Dentist by profession, Kit’s passion for wine was fueled by trips to Napa, Sonoma and Europe’s best known wine regions. Kit’s enology background includes classes at UC Davis and Seattle Community College along with an internship at Delille Cellars.
The inspiration for the name of the winery was Kit’s two children, Ashley Lauren and Ashton Troy. The packaging for the wines is impressive. The black and white pictures on the labels are from buildings in Estonia where Singh’s partner, Riinu Rammal, is from.
Light straw in color. 14% ABV. Flowers, lemon oil, honey and tropical fruits on the nose. Rich and oily on the palate. Medium body with ample acidity. Flavors of almond, lemon and pears. The finish is long and spicy. One of the best examples of this variety from Washington in recent memory. Drink over the next couple years.
My rating: 91 points.
The wine is fairly priced at $25. The Woodinville tasting room is open Thursday thru Sunday from 1pm to 5pm and is a worthwhile stop on your next winery excursion.
This review was based on a sample provided by the winery.
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