2018 Ridgecrest Pinot Noir Rosé
A beautiful tawny flesh tone..with generous length and sweet aromatics on the nose. Caution: the elegance and purity of this rosé may mask the complexity.
AbV 13.9% | TA 6.4 g/L | pH 3.12 | RS 1.9 g/L | 192 cases
90 POINTS – Wine Enthusiast
We kind of cruised into the 2018 harvest, after an early bud break and bloom, a comfortably warm spring, and those precious, cool, summer evenings that make our eyes light up. The stellar prospect of the vintage was heightened by a “cool” final ripening compared to the previous five. Perfectly ripe, but not overly so. Zero disease pressure, thanks to ridge-top breezes and the absence of rain. Rich flavors with an edge of restraint, combined with the lift of gentle acidity. Textbook perfect from our vantage, and worthy of all the hype.
A beautiful tawny flesh tone in the glass, our rosé has generous length and sweet aromatics on the nose, without being overly tannic or unbalanced in its fruitiness. The nose is a combination of ruby red grapefruit, watermelon hard candies and rose petals, with a thread of savory jambon that balances out the sweeter aromas. The palate mirrors the nose, while accentuating the Turkish Delight aspect, with lean, light tannins that have superior length and a creamy, elegant finish. Caution: the elegance and purity of this rosé may mask the complexity the wine shows on the inside of the glass.