2018 Hamilton Family Wines Rosé of Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Coming from some of the most highly acclaimed vineyards in Sonoma County, the 2018 Rosé is chock-full of minerality and mouthwatering acidity. The crushed raspberry, watermelon, and mild tropical fruits notes round out this fresh, crisp Sonoma Coast Rosé making it a great wine for all occasions.
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Cooperage: fermented and aged in tank to retain fruit and minerality
Production: 115 cases
4x 2018 Hamilton Family Wines Rosé of Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
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After losing our home to the 2017 wildfires we were compelled to realize our dream of starting Hamilton Family Wines. From the heart of Sonoma Valley, our small-production wines are hand-crafted with exquisite care and express the love we feel for this place. Our aim is to reflect the indomitable spirit of the people, the natural beauty of the landscape, and the richness of the terroir that make Sonoma wines the best in the world. We hope you enjoy these delicious and award winning wines, and thank you for supporting a small, family business.
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Date Tasted: 8/8/2019
Amber beige color. Aromas of strawberry-rhubarb tart and jam on toast with a velvety, lively, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp underripe cherry, lemon meringue, and bruleed banana finish with dusty tannins. A lively rose for hot weather refreshment.
@karenhynes Thank you! We’ll see how things went and look at future opportunities. We’re getting ready to open a tasting room in Kenwood, so if you’re in the area, come check us out, or find us online at www.hamilton.wine
Think it’s great someone makes a rose from a PN, after all, winemakers make a white Zin, that everyone loves,
Back around 2000 (don’t remember the year), there was so much free Merlot,(home wine maker) in the valley I lived in at the time,(Colorado) that I made a white Merlot, was a hit, the six cases didn’t last very long. So expect this white PN to be great as well, actually getting tired of all the PN being offered
Sorry for the delay, who decided to have a sale during harvest
See Rat report below and let me know if you need anything else. Stylistically, this is a pretty typical cooler climate Rosé of Pinot Noir, bright summer fruit, nice acidity, easy drinking. Our general approach is minimal intervention, we let our wines become the wine they want to be rather than shoe-horn them in a particular direction.
I’m so very sorry to just be posting this report now. We had pretty bad breakthrough Covid at the time of this offering and were not allowed to leave our house to get the wine from the storage unit. (Nor could we have consumed it even if it had magically gotten here). Did not lose our sense of smell or taste thankfully.
Color is a gorgeous medium salmon pink. Clear.
Not getting a lot on the nose. A bit of light fruit.
Taste is gorgeous. You can instantly tell it’s a rose of Pinot noir. I’m not sure how this was made, but if I had to guess, I’d think seignee, bled off the press. Mouthfeel has a bit of weight to it in a good way. I think this would be lovely with duck, turkey, chicken, pork. Our pairing tonight is Hello Fresh coconut tempura shrimp with a pineapple-apricot sauce. I was thinking this would be a little lighter so we will see how it pairs, but I think it will work. Good acidity.
Bone dry. A little bit of rose petal. Some kind of light fruit but I can’t put my finger on it. A little minerality.
Thanks so much for the opportunity to rat, and I hope this is at least helpful to someone somehow. I’m sad I missed out on getting more of this, even though I’m awash in rose. There aren’t a lot of roses that feel suitable for summer and a Pacific NW winter, but the slight weight of this makes it fit the bill.