2008 PINOT NOIR ROSÉ
To create the Firesteed Pinot Noir Rosé, fruit from several vineyards was harvested and de-stemmed without crushing. The grape skins were allowed to soak in the clear juice until morning. Then, infused with a beautiful pink hue, a small percentage of juice from several tanks were assembled to created a balanced blend to be fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures, retaining the wines generous ripe-fruit aromas.
The 2008 Firesteed Pinot Noir Rosé provides ample aromatic impact with waves of cherry, blueberry, citrus and vanilla cream. The wines mouthwatering acidity supports a host of tropical fruit flavors without suggesting sweetness, rather a keen compatibility with food, especially before, during and after grilling salmon on a backyard grill.
TA 8.30 g/l
2007 PINOT NOIR ROSÉ
Oregon's 2007 growing season began with an early spring with very successful flowering and fruit-set. Summer temperatures were slightly cooler than usual followed by a few showers in September to settle the dust. By the beginning of October, nerves of steel and a positive attitude were required to chart a path to ripeness through uncertain weather forecasts. Patience was rewarded with exceptional wines that are pretty, elegant expressions of their place, true Oregon Pinot Noir.
To create Firesteed's inaugural vintage of Point Noir Rosé, fruit from several vineyards was harvested, then de-stemmed without crushing into tanks. The grape skins were allowed to soak in the clear juice until morning. Then, infused with a beautiful pink hue, a small percentage of juice from several tanks was assembled to create a balanced blend to be fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures, retaining the wine's generous ripe-fruit aromas.
The 2007 Firesteed Pinot Noir Rosé offers intense aromas of strawberries and ripe citrus with a hint of rose petals. The wine provides a luscious compote of flavors containing cherries, strawberries and blueberries, spiced with star anise and vanilla bean that all combine just shy of sweet, but instead glide towards rich and intense. Balanced acidity kicks the flavors into high gear with a wallop of flavor on the finish.
TA 7.67 g/l
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