2016 Rose of Pinot Noir
We are so excited for spring to arrive after a long winter in the Pacific Northwest filled with snow, ice, gray skies, and watching this pretty pink wine get polished up for the bottle. The color is reminiscent of a Provence rosé; light salmon pink with a touch of orange, crystal clear, and glistening for summer. The aromatics are clearly from Pinot Noir, but with a lighter edge; highlights of dried flowers and yellow rose, line-dried linens, powdered kool-aid, and grapefruit peel. The palate is as refreshing as are the color and nose, with strawberries and cream, honeycomb, fresh basil, and a slight phenolic texture that rounds out the bright, crisp finish and lets the wine linger on your tongue. Perfect for a BBQ, beach, aperitif, or sunset.