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Sonoma-Cutrer Releases the 2023 Rosé of Pinot Noir

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WINDSOR, Calif., April 29, 2023 – Today, award-winning California producer Sonoma-Cutrer announces the arrival of the 2023 Rosé of Pinot Noir. Like all other wines in its portfolio of sustainable-certified wines, the new rosé showcases their respect for Burgundian traditions, Californian ingenuity and a deep appreciation for Russian River Valley’s remarkable terroir.

“Although harvest 2023 got off to a late start, it produced exceptional results,” said Sonoma-Cutrer’s Director of Winemaking Cara Morrison. “We’re thrilled to introduce another vintage of our fantastic Rosé of Pinot Noir ahead of the spring and summer season.”

As with prior rosé vintages, the fruit was specifically grown and harvested to produce this wine. Clusters were destemmed and pressed leaving the juice in direct contact with the skins for a short period of time to achieve the perfect pale pink color; immediately after, grapes were gently pressed to obtain the juice. Each batch of rosé was fermented separately in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures to protect the delicate aromas and flavors. After fermentation, the rosé batches were blended together and prepared for bottling in early March.

“A bit of a heatwave in early October with no rain or frost in sight pushed the maturity of the grapes to perfect ripeness,” said Senior Winemaker Zidanelia Arcidiacono. “This new vintage of our Rosé of Pinot Noir is a beautiful and delicate example of why Russian River Valley Pinot Noir makes a great rosé.”

The wine reveals a beautiful, light pink salmon color that opens up to aromas of tangerine, blood orange, wild strawberry, raspberry, a light touch of watermelon and hibiscus flower. A crisp, refreshing mouthfeel accentuates the fresh fruit flavors of red berry fruit and a sea salt minerality that leads to a long, juicy and tangy finish. It is the perfect warm-weather wine to enjoy all season long.

Made from 100% Pinot Noir, this rosé has an ABV of 11.9% and is available for purchase in select locations nationwide and on the Sonoma-Cutrer website for an SRP of $19.99.

About Sonoma-Cutrer

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 over 30 years has dominated the Most Popular Chardonnay Wine & Spirits Annual Restaurant Poll. Our winemaking process, led by a female-driven team, is designed specifically to preserve the highest quality grapes, and the wines are aged in barrels made of specific French oak trees that are 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 viticultural and 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.

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