January 7th – Today, award-winning California winery Sonoma-Cutrer announces the arrival of the 2020 Rosé of Pinot Noir, a beautiful and delicate example of why Russian River Valley Pinot Noir makes a wonderful rosé.
Sonoma-Cutrer’s female-led winery team includes Pinot Noir Winemaker Zidanelia Arcidiacono. She said “We are very excited to share this exceptional wine after what proved to be a difficult year. I am privileged to have collaborated with a strong team of women including our director of vineyard operations, cellarmaster and quality manager to overcome 2020’s many obstacles and deliver a stunning Rosé of Pinot Noir.”
The rosé harvest began on August 19th at Vine Hill Ranch and completed a short two-weeks later with fruit from our Owsley estate. The Owsley Estate consists of ten unique vineyard blocks of Pinot Noir. Known for its dramatic temperature changes from warm days to cool, foggy nights, the vines yield concentrated and complex flavored grapes.
“Despite all the additional challenges and stress that this year brought to our winemaking efforts, 2020, just like every year before it, worked out”, said Mick Schroeter, Sonoma-Cutrer Head Winemaking Director. “Best of all, we are thrilled with the quality and style of this year’s vintage.“
Tasting Notes: The light salmon color of the wine catches the light in the glass and opens up with aromas of blueberry, pink grapefruit, cantaloupe and a light hint of rose petal. A crisp, refreshing mouthfeel accentuates the fresh fruit flavors of citrus, strawberry and blood orange. The wine finishes long and tangy.
Quick Wine Facts:
- ABV: 11.9%
- 100% Pinot Noir
- 100% Whole Cluster Direct to Press
- 100% Tank Fermented
- Appellation: Russian River Valley
- SRP: $25
- Available for purchase via Drizly and Sonoma-Cutrer website
Sonoma-Cutrer has been crafting wines since 1981 in the esteemed Russian River Valley growing region of Sonoma County, California. Our flagship wine Russian River Ranches was built in the on-premise and for almost 40 years has dominated the Most Popular Chardonnay wine lists. Our winemaking process is designed specifically to preserve the highest quality grapes, and the wines are aged in barrels made of specific French oak trees that are individually selected to fit the winemakers’ needs. Sonoma County is the first wine region in the world to be 99% sustainable. As a leader in this initiative, Sonoma-Cutrer prioritizes protecting the environment in all winemaking processes. All Sonoma-Cutrer wines can be purchased at the Sonoma-Cutrer winery as well as through the wine club, Club Cutrer. For more information about our wines, how to purchase or to join Club Cutrer, please visit www.sonomacutrer.com or visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/sonomacutrervineyards.