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2018 Pinot Noir Rosé
Varietal
Rosé

Vintage
2018
Russian River Valley

Appellation
Russian River Valley

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$25.00
 
SKU: 09271.18
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$300.00
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From a select block of our acclaimed estate, Thale’s Vineyard, our beautifully dry and expressive Rosé of Pinot Noir displays alluring peach and ripe strawberry aromas that invite a delicious first sip. The strawberry and stone fruit notes are echoed on the palate, alongside flavors of tangerine and watermelon, all of which are underscored by a beam of acidity that adds verve and energy to this radiant rosé.  Crisp and refreshing, this is the perfect wine to enjoy on a beautiful spring day.

  • Tasting Notes
    A completely dry rosé, the only perception of sweetness is from this wine’s alluring peach, tangerine and ripe strawberry aromas. In the glass, it has an inviting pale pink salmon color that hints at its delicate aromas and flavors. The strawberry and peach notes are echoed on the palate, alongside hints of tangerine and watermelon, all of which are underscored by a beam of acidity that carries the wine to a long, soft finish. Crisp and refreshing, this is the perfect wine to enjoy while sitting outside in the sun on a beautiful day. Rosé pairs well with any spring and summer fare! Enjoy now, before the spring and summer of 2019 are a memory.
  • Production Notes
    Our Rosé of Pinot Noir was predominantly made from a select block of our acclaimed Thale’s Estate Vineyard in the heart of the Russian River Valley. This block provides a fruit profile that is ideal for our rosé, with high acid and bright, aromatic red berry flavors.
  • Winemaker Notes
    Rosé is a fun, yet challenging, wine to make. The light pink color is all about timing and vineyard choice. Color is the first lure of this wine, and it is crucial to have it just right in order to create an appealing rosé. To give the wine fruit aromatics, a round mid-palate, fresh acidity and a poignant finish, many vinification methods are used in our winemaking. Half of the fruit was put directly to press, which produces an incredibly light and delicate pink color, but brings a bit more structure and mouthfeel to the wine. The other half was produced using the saignée method of pulling juice from destemmed grapes in the still wine fermenter. This method produces an aromatic, fruit-forward wine. A range of 2-to-48 hours of skin contact was used to vary the amount of color in each lot. This gave us a lovely palette of colors to use when it came time to make the blend. Using both the direct-to-press and saignée styles provides mouthfeel and structure, along with a bright fruit bouquet. Another tack we take is using both stainless steel tank fermentation, about 72%, to keep the fermentations cool to preserve the fruit aromatics, and 28% in neutral oak, which gives this wine a round palate, while preserving the wine’s delicate nature and bright fruit. The wine was aged for three months and then bottled while still crisp and fresh, on February 13th, 2019.