2022 Chehalem Pinot Noir Rosé
92 Points, Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast
TASTING NOTES FROM WINEMAKER, KATIE SANTORA
This zesty pink Rosé has bright aromatics that harmonize in the glass with notes of candied watermelon rind, tart grapefruit and white pollen. The palate feels fresh and clean alongside a balanced vibrant zing. As a result of the hint of concrete and neutral oak aging, the striking and expressive citrus flavor comes to a soft textured finish. This bottle is sure to be a crowd pleaser to kick off any dinner party. Pour yourself a chilled glass and enjoy!
The 2022 growing season was full of surprises that resulted in a miracle harvest of delicious, age-worthy wines with balance and vibrancy. The vintage kicked off with a cold and wet spring that turned worrisome when an unusually late-season freeze event affected lower-lying vineyards of the vineyard. Slowly but surely, temperatures began to warm by mid-May and continued to rise throughout the summer allowing the vines to flourish. Harvest commenced on September 19, almost four weeks behind recent vintages. Fortunately, moderate temperatures and clear skies facilitated a steady intake of fruit until finished on October 21.