Fruit for this Pinot Noir rosé was picked, de-stemmed, pressed, and left on skins for 4-6 hours to imbue it with its rosy hue. Lots were fermented in stainless steel with cultured yeast. Given the cool growing season, the wine was arrested before completely dry to balance its pronounced acidity.
The robe is medium salmon pink and suffused with aromas of strawberry, mint, and white peach. The flavor impression is similar, but a sluice of acidity finishes in rhubarb and tart strawberry. The residual sugar is a good choice to bring the fruit forward. Still, it’s really juicy.
It’s a good partner for fresh cheese, especially of goat’s milk, salads with tomatoes and other fruits, and seafood like salmon, shrimp, and lobster.
2018 Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir Rosé Dundee Hills
12% abv | $25 (sample)