Tickled Pink Rose 2020

Summertime: picnics; sun-baked days at the beach; the scent of meats grilling over hot coals; so what about trying something a little different this summer - like a delicious, dry, Bordeaux-style rosé wine.

Serve chilled at about 55°F and after opening the bottle and pouring everyone their first glass, do not place it on ice, instead let the bottle sit on the table, as the wine’s aromas and character changes slightly as the temperature rises.

Light pink in color, Tickled Pink Rosé exudes aromas of grapefruit, red berries and currants. Fresh and fruit forward this is a wonderfully aromatic wine, the aroma is evocative of a summertime farmers market, filled with fresh fruit.

In the mouth, the essence of ripe strawberries, raspberries, cranberries and blackcurrants, giving a rich, round and velvety style with low tannin levels.

Tickled Pink can go with almost any type of food, but is perfect when paired with burgers, grilled fish, lamb or sausage.

There’s no way to sugarcoat the conditions that pushed the vines and vintners to the brink during the 2020 grape harvest season. Between the fires, the smoke and COVID-19 safety guidelines, winemaker stress levels were at all-time highs.

The fires across California in mid-August, fortunately, didn’t have an impact on our Dry Creek Valley vineyards. The Walbridge Fire in a remote, forested area west of Healdsburg, was not fed by wind so our vineyards were far enough from the fire that smoke drift wasn’t a significant issue.

Yields were down 20-30 percent, more due to spring rains and we farm for quality over quantity in any event.

Our 2020 Tickled Pink has an impressive rosé nose from its combination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, vinified at a low temperature allowing the true style and personality of the grapes to shine through in the wine.

French oak
Color Rose
Vintage 2020
Vintage 24°
Style Rosé
Appellation Sonoma County
Date Bottled 31st Dec 1969
Drinkable 2021- 2024
Alcohol 13.90%
Bottle Size 750ml
PH Level 3.3