Estate | Oak Knoll District
Our family enjoys drinking Rosé all year long and has grown fond of the dry, crisp style since our first modern Rosé in 2004.
Always an elegant pink color with he vibrant and fresh aromas offering floral tones, strawberry, subtle hints of spice. On the palate the wine is elegant; balancing ripe, light red-berry fruit and vibrant, crisp acidity. The finish is fresh and should provide a wonderful accompaniment to a range of dishes.
Rosé of Pinot Noir
Oak Knoll District
Wine Profile & Ratings
The wine has an elegant, light salmon pink color, with a vibrancy and freshness
emanating from the glass. The aromas offer fresh floral tones, strawberry, subtle
hints of red pepper and dried cinnamon. On the palate the wine displays an elegant
balance of ripe, light red-berry fruit and vibrant, crisp acidity. The finish is fresh and
should provide a wonderful accompaniment to a range of spring and summer dishes.
We really enjoy drinking Rosé in the warm summer months, and have grown even
fonder of the drier, crisper styles in recent years. Towards that end, we’ve been doing
a special early pick of portions of our vineyards so that we can pick dedicated fruit
for Rosé production. These early picks have nice aromas, fresh natural acidity and make wonderfully bright and crisp Rosé wines, especially when blended with Rosé made from the saignee (juice
bleed) from the Pinot Noir grapes picked at full ripeness a few weeks later. The early
pick grapes are whole cluster pressed immediately upon arriving on the crush pad, so
we can isolate the juice from the darkly pigmented skins while only pulling a light bit
of vibrant pink color. The juice is fermented in stainless steel to preserve its freshness
and aroma profile, and then aged for 4 months prior to bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Watermelon Strawberry Caprese Salad