2016 Walnut City Pinot Noir Rosé Willamette Valley

Tawny rosé, great for salads

2016 Walnut City Pinot Noir Rosé Willamette Valley

Walnut City’s rosé is made from grapes picked specifically for this cuvée. The fruit was whole-cluster pressed, settled, and barrel fermented to dryness without undergoing malolactic. The result is a pretty light salmon color with a fragrance slanting toward tawny fruits (the influence of the barrel). Palate notes of cantaloupe, peach, and honeydew are lifted by basil and spearmint. Fully dry and a tangy, it offers a green-apple citrus snappiness and a lemony finish.

Pair with fresh goat’s milk cheese, caprese, pasta salad, or pasta primavera. This wine also stand up to light vinaigrettes.

11.9% abv | $15 (sample), 155 cases made

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