2018 Chehalem Rosé of Pinot Noir
Our 2018 Rosé is a beautiful salmon color with the vibrancy of pink cotton candy. Aromatically, it moves lightly between aspects of grapefruit, strawberries and rose petals with a hint of fresh basil. The palate continues to build energy with a juicy, mouthwatering acid from beginning to end. Its soft texture fills out the mid-palate and evolves into a sweet fruit finish, that begs for another sip.
The 2018 vintage was magic. Following the trend of the past several vintages, summer was warm, but nighttime temperatures remained cool, helping the fruit to hold its natural acidity. As harvest approached, temperatures cooled ever so slightly creating perfect fruit ripening conditions. With no big rainstorms on the horizon, we never had an urgency to pick. Once we started picking fruit, the vintage was slow and consistent with perfect flavors and lab numbers. The 2018 vintage will produce fantastic wines.