The Anderson Valley is, more and more, a ”go-to” county for seductive pinot noir. And that goes for brilliant rosés made from the pinot grape as well. Today’s example is from the small estate of Long Meadow Ranch Winery. Winemaker Stéphane Vivier works beautifully with these grapes that carry the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) seal.
2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley $25 suggested retail price
Pale salmon in color. An intense, floral bouquet of strawberry, watermelon and honeysuckle greets you. It’s totally inviting with a certain “je ne sais quoi” delicacy. Flavors are crisp, tangy and graceful with fresh berry fruit, melon and citrus notes. The texture is remarkably mouth-coating with a bright, spicy finish. Good all by itself or with lighter fare. Drink now.