2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir Anderson Valley
Rosé of Pinot Noir
“A classic bright, light pink hue. The aroma is intense and complex, beginning with floral, stone fruit, and fresh (forest) strawberry notes, followed by a gentle spice. Mouthwatering, fresh and broad on the palate. It mixes the energy of this floral vintage with the gentle power of the spice. There are notes of peach and strawberry that combine to develop energy and length in this striking Rosé. It is a perfect match for spring and summer – all the time” — Stéphane Vivier
2018 will be remembered as a colder and slower season in Anderson Valley, producing wines with profound elegance and delicacy. Bud break started about a month later than the last 5 vintages, and at a date recognized as being more in line with historical averages. A mild spring allowed for a nice crop set and it was followed with a “cold” summer by Northern California standards. It resulted in slow maturing and perfect conditions for Pinot Noir, retaining freshness while developing intricate complexity of flavors.
Food Pairing Notes
Brick-cooked chicken, garden vegetables