This rosé is built upon the 777 Pinot Noir clone, grown on the eastern edge of the Willamette Valley in an area known locally as Pete's Mountain. Winemaker Chris Dowsett intends this to be ageable—meaning a drinking window measured in a few years, not decades. A pale orange-copper, it's supple and detailed, with peppery spices around fruit flavors of guava and strawberry. Drink now through 2020.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.