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Wine of the Week ~ 2015 Rainstorm Silver Linings Oregon Pinot Noir Rosé

Silver Linings 2015 Oregon Pinot Noir Rosé… I drool just thinking about this one, as I look at the empty bottle. So easy to enjoy and we certainly did.

You might ask, “Why would anyone want to take Oregon Pinot Noir and convert it to a rosé?” I certainly did… Then I tasted Rainstorm and thought, “Oh, I see!”

Pretty in Pink: Succulent strawberries at the height of the season, with slightly sweet watermelon for both bouquet and flavors. This wine is simply sterling, superb, and sumptuous. Alliteration has a lot of great “s” words, and came easily to describe this very delicious Oregon Pinot Noir Rosé.

From Rainstorm

Here in the Northwest, we have a deep seeded love for Pinots so we jumped at the chance to craft a Pinot Noir Rose. Sure it rains a lot in Oregon, but we’re the type of people to see the silver lining with each rainy day. That cool rain is what makes Oregon Pinots shine, and inspired the name of our newest addition to our Pinot family.

To craft our wonderfully balanced Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé, we select the finest grapes from the Willamette Valley. With its cool, mild climate, the Willamette Valley of northern Oregon produces Pinot Noir with an earthy, elegant style and complex yet subtle flavors. 65% of the grapes were direct press for this Rosé providing acidity and elegance. 35% came from the saignée Pinot Noir tank providing more fruit and some structure. The wine was fermented with native yeast to dryness at cold temperature (50°F) and on fine lees for 3 months. We designed our winemaking to craft a light, pale and refreshing Rosé.

Our Pinot Noir Rosé portrays aromas of strawberry, rose petals and pomegranate seeds. It is completely dry with refreshing acidity. Silver Linings pairs beautifully with a wide range of foods such as a spring salad, goat cheese tart or grilled chicken with fresh herbs.

If I were going to pair this one with a piece of art, because it truly is one, I’d run with Claude Monet’s Springtime. Just imagine the deliciousness!

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