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2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir

2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Rose
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard Designation
McIntyre Estate
Harvest Date
September 2016
pH
3.42
Bottling Date
February 2017
Alcohol %
13.1
Wine Advocate
87
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SKU: 16roseofpinot-MI381116A
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While it is never easy to compensate for Mother Nature’s vicissitudes, this wine was undoubtedly enhanced by the work we did in the vineyard. The vines for this rosé are now 45 years old, own rooted and grown on a Lyre trellis system. The crop was thinned to encourage even ripening and more concentrated fruit flavors. North/south row orientation ensured even sun exposure from dawn to sunset. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Rose
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard Designation
McIntyre Estate
Harvest Date
September 2016
pH
3.42
Bottling Date
February 2017
Alcohol %
13.1
Wine Advocate
87
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Light, bright orange. Zesty, sharply focused citrus rind and strawberry scents and flavors are complemented by subtle herb and floral notes. Taut and nervy in style, showing good energy and light body, with a white pepper note adding spicy lift. Closes dry and tight, with good length and an echo of bitter orange pith.
Ratings
Josh Raynolds - 89 pts (Nov 2017)
Production
340 cases
Product Reviews
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Paul Compton
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(May 11, 2017 at 9:36 AM)
As good as it gets for Rose. Lovely delicate fruit and appropriate acidity to make it a great food wine. Spectacular color!

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