2014 Brooks Note North Coast Rosé of Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.29, TA 0.81, 50 cases, $20 (sold out in 3 days). Sourced from Chileno Valley Vineyard (30%), Azaya Ranch Vineyard (30%) and Weir Vineyard (40%). After the fruit was sorted and de-stemmed but not crushed, about 10% of the juice was drawn off to make the rosé. The juice was fermented cool and slow in neutral French oak barrels where it underwent partial malolactic fermentation. · Moderate salmon color in the glass. The aromas of strawberry, peach and floral shop pick up intensity over time in the glass. Very harmonious, with flavors of strawberry, cherry, and watermelon, offering some length to the lipsmacking finish. The soft texture is particularly appealing and sensual. Score: 89. Reviewed April 20, 2015

Winery: Brooks Note
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir, Rosé & Chardonnay