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Reviews:  Rosé of Pinot Noir

Santa Maria Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir

2015

"I think this 2015 Presqu'ile is the best rosé in California. It's refrigerated sunlight. Salty sea spray. Asian spices. Strawberry stardust. Flashing minerality. While most good rosés are delicious, the Presqu'ile is something wholly more: delicious, sophisticated, and capable of exciting your mind as much as your palate. 92 points."

Karen MacNeil, WineSpeed, May 27,2016
 

“This is a stunner because it shows such minerally depth, which many strive for but few achieve on a pink wine. The classic shade of pink gives way to bubblegum, lime juice, orange rind and smashed raspberry aromas.  The zesty, vibrant lime juice acidity cuts right through plum fruit, but it’s the graphite and chalky tension that wins the palate.” Editors’ Choice, 91 Points: Excellent; Highly recommended

-Matt Kettmann, October 2016

 

While many wine drinkers think of rosé as a warm-weather wine, I like it anytime. And you might, too, after tasting the 2015 Presqu’ile Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir Rosé. Made from pure pinot noir, it brightens a winter’s day with its copper color, and appealing orange, tangerine and lemon-y fragrance. The pleasure of summer’s fruits are captured in the strawberry and cranberry flavors lifted with a steam of acidity that is refreshing and long lasting. 93 points.”

-John Foy, The Wine Odyssey, December 15, 2016
 

“Palest ruby in color, this wine smells of watermelon rind, pink grapefruit, and wet stones. In the mouth, wet stones, unripe berries and watermelon rind have a snappy quality thanks to excellent acidity. Nice finish.”  Around 9 out of 10 Points

-Alder Yarrow, Vinography, May 2016
 

“Santa Maria Valley, in Santa Barbara County, is one of the great vineyard sites for Pinot Noir. Presqu’ile, known for its Pinot Noir wines, is making a super Pinot Noir rosé.”

-Ed McCarthy, Wine Review Online, July 2016

 

“Pale crimson in color, this beauty has a nose of strawberry and minerals. Strawberry, watermelon and sour cherry on the palate, the latter lending a sense of tanginess and piquancy to the proceedings. Crisp, dry and tangy with salinity and minerality woven into the fabric of the fruit flavors. It also displays some heft and intensity in the form of a hard candy crunch that's sustained to the finish. No wimpy rosé here.”

-Dennis Schaefer, Santa Barbara News-Press, August 2016

 

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