2018 Angeline Vineyards Rosé of Pinot Noir 1.5L, California
This mouthwatering Rosé will be certain to exceed expectations. With delicious aromas of dried peach, and wild strawberry complemented by grapefruit zest and maraschino cherry, we challenge you not to be delighted. A fresh front palate of watermelon, layers of stone fruit and sweet honeydew melon lead into a crisp citrus mid palate, and closes beautifully with a clean, concise acidity on the finish with a touch of beeswax. This is destined to be a versatile crowd pleaser.
Vineyard & Vintage Notes
We have long drawn from a wide array of North Coast Pinot Noir vineyards to provide a balanced and lively Rosé. In addition, we have found great quality in fruit from Ryer Island. Set in the heart of the Delta and only accessible by Ferry, the fruit sees an extreme diurnal shift in temperature. The combination of these selections, which are picked and pressed early in the season to provide bright, vibrant acidity, in addition to the full, fruity saignée, has produced a seamless, mouth-watering Rosé.
From start to finish, 2018 was a very steady season, offering weather that was reminiscent of years prior to drought. Bud break came later in the spring with very little concern about frost, leading into steady growing temperatures with occasional rain. There were intermittent heat spikes in June and July, though not prolonged, pushing the season along. August was temperate, allowing slow ripening and complex flavors to develop. Higher than average yields and excellent quality brought about a fruitful harvest beginning in late August.
This wine is produced by both whole-cluster pressing as well as saignee method. The latter, we pick ripe, flavorful fruit, crush it to a stainless steel tank, and allow 6-8 hours of contact with the skins to achieve optimal color and flavor before draining the juice to ferment as a Rosé. The former is picked early in the season to maintain bright fruit and acids, then sent directly to our bladder press at light pressures. Both styles are inoculated with a specialized Rhone yeast to enhance the natural color and fruit character throughout fermentation. Fermentation is halted immediately upon reaching dry sugar levels to preserve the fruit and aroma.
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Total Acidity: 6.0 g/L
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We consistently blend exceptional wines from the best vineyards California has to offer, optimizing the depth and nuance of each using a mix of traditional and modern techniques. It’s how we make Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon that consistently draw awards. And it’s how we make wine you’ll look forward to opening every night.
Although we, at Angeline, are lucky enough to call the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County our home, we have the unique opportunity to tap into the veritable bounty of distinct and distinguished appellations throughout California. By working closely with our growers from as far south as Santa Barbara County, to the northern reaches of Mendocino, we are able to cultivate outstanding representations of each varietal and location’s individual and defining traits. We take great pride in producing wines that exceed expectations.
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Almost forgot the Washington Post!
Rosé all day with this refreshing California $13 pinot noir
June 28, 2019
“Is it possible to have too much rosé this
time of year? Our greatest value this week is
the Angeline rosé pinot noir. It’s simple and
straightforward, with delicious fruit and a
Here’s a bright, juicy rosé, more on the
strawberry side of the spectrum than
watermelon. It’s delicious with seafood and
salads that include seasonal berries. Alcohol
by volume: 12.5 percent.”