Alexana Rose of Pinot Noir 2011, 750ml
Alexana’s inaugural saignée of Pinot Noir Rosé has more complexity and depth due to barrel aging. An uncommon practice in the Willamette Valley, the Rosé is fermented in 75% neutral French Oak barrels, and the remainder in stainless steel. Bushels of strawberries waft from the glass, followed by a nib of smoke and a pleasant perfumy character. Strawberry rhubarb pie with baking spices coupled with great texture, fine tannins, and great acid, make this silky, balanced Rosé perfect with food while enjoying the sun.