Rosé is the official herald of spring for us. We look forward to this release each year, as with each vintage this wine seems to get better and better. Rosé is a perfect wine for anytime and pairs well with a vast array of foods, especially grilled meats.
The fruit for the 2015 vintage was drawn mostly from the Vista Grande vineyard, a higher elevation site that we farm in the Chehalem Mountains. We have augmented this with some Montinore Pinot Noir to provide some more perfume and red fruit character. We have notes of ripe strawberry, raspberries and cream as the primary aromas, with some waffle cone and watermelon thrown in for good measure. The palate offers red currants, yet more strawberry, a creamy and rounded mid-palate lead into some tart red cherry followed by a crisp, dry finish.