2018 Rose of Pinot Meunier Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Brilliant salmon rosy pink in the glass. Lovely aromas of strawberry, fresh stone fruit, pineapple and key lime jump out of the glass. Hints of wet rock and lemon blossom add complexity and round out the nose. Delightfully dry with laser-sharp acidity, this vintage is light and nimble on the palate. Flavors of strawberry and raspberry dance across the mouth supported by a grapefruit-skin finish that ties it all together and begs for another sip.
This bottling begs for food with its broad mouthfeel with a counterbalance of citrus. A great example of what the Russian River Valley can produce with lesser known varietals