Rosé Pinot Noir 2011

GOLD MEDAL WINNER in the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition our Rose was made to be a fully fermented Pinot Noir with a lesser skin exposure.  This method captures all the flavor of a Pinot but retains the light, smart casual attitude of a modern Rose.  

On the nose is the subtle aroma of green apple and cherry while in the mouth strawberry, cherry and hint of watermelon.  For all that this is not a fruity wine.  It is surprisingly lush and full in the mouth for a Rose and then there's that finish.  The lush flavors remain in the sides of the palate while the center goes off into a long, long finish with a hint of mineral which shows like a light citrus zest.

Unbelievably it's great chilled but improves it's flavor notes as it warms up.  A great Rosé!

StyleRed Burgundy
AppellationDry Creek Valley
VarietalPinot Noir
PairingTruffle Salt, Mushroom, Sweet Beet Horseradish Mustard
Alcohol14.50%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2012-07-20
Drinkable2013 - 2015