February 17, 2020

2014 Van Duzer Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé

13.1% alc., pH 3.49, TA 0.69, 1,960 cases, $18. Rigorous block selection using vines that were encouraged to produce a higher yield to retain acidity. Early pick of 115 and later pick of Wädenswil clone. After a short skin contact, the berries were gently pressed and inoculated with four different yeasts. Slow and cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks followed by aging on lees. · Gorgeous pinkish orange color in the glass. Highly aromatic, with inviting scents of strawberry, cherry and watermelon. Crisp and sleek on the palate, with vibrant flavors of strawberry and peach, and an energetic, dry finish. One of Oregon’s best rosés. Score: 92. Reviewed May 14, 2015

Winery: Van Duzer Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wine