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2016 King Estate Mountain Blocks Rose of Pinot Noir KE

This is as serious a wine as Rosé can be the 2016 King Estate Mountain Blocks Rosé of Pinot Noir is deep in color, deep in flavor, it offers a rich mix of orange peel and orange liqueur, cherry kirsch, and a gentle citrus streak. It was produced entirely from estate-grown, biodynamic grapes. 
$35.00 per Bottle

Tasting Notes

The elegance of this estate-grown Rosé is juxtaposed with its remarkable, vibrant rose petal hue. This rosé is light, bright, and playful from start to finish, with a nose comprised of key lime notes, accompanied by hibiscus and strawberry elements. Red fruit and floral notes highlight the approachable complexity of this wine, as black cherry, strawberry, rose water and lime zest components dance on the palate. A respectable acidity adds backbone to this rosé, leading to a clean finish with generous length. Enjoy now until at least 2019.


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Vineyard Notes

The 2016 Oregon Vintage turned out to be another in a string of remarkable years that has blessed the state with ideal growing conditions. Th e vintage started out early in Western Oregon with average bud break occurring in mid to late March. Unusually warm temperatures in April and May accelerated an early season effect, which caused vineyards to go into bloom by the 3rd week of June. The weather cooled substantially through August. The 2016 harvest began in early September and continued unabated until the end of the month, just in time to avoid the onset of rain in October.

Production Notes

These Pinot Noir grapes were cold soaked for 72 hours before being saigune and pressed. This wine was fermented with cultured yeasts in 100% stainless steel tanks, which were temperature controlled to maximize fruit character. Aging took place over two months in stainless steel tanks.

Vintage 2016
Wine Style Rosé Wine
Varietal Rose of Pinot Noir
Appellation Willamette Valley
Alcohol % 13.5
Size 750 ml