And what do you know, Vinous Media has just released their latest batch of Rosé reviews. There were 7 Oregon Rosés from the 2017 vintage reviewed with scores ranging from 90 to 92. Amalie Robert placed twice in this set of reviews earning both a 90 point review for our Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir based Bellpine Pearl Rosé and securing the top honors for our Pinot in Pink Rosé with a 92!
To be completely fair to our neighbors, we do share the Pinot in Pink Rosé top spot with Eyrie Vineyards who also earned a 92. And we bookend the 91 point efforts from Domaine Drouhin with our 90 point review for the Bellpine Pearl. Both Amalie Robert Rosés earning critical acclaim and claiming the top honors to boot!
Here is the extra refreshing line-up for the weekend where each of these wines will complement an afternoon or early evening of much deserved rest, relaxation and enhanced surrealism.
“Chiffon Harvest Rose yellow introduces star fruit, passion fruit, tamarind and quince paste aromas leading to an admirably concentrated, voluminous and scintillating palate expression of quintessential Chardonnay. Focused and well placed acidity seals the deal."
2016 Bellpine Pearl Rosé (limited availability) – 90 points, Vinous, February 2018
"Brilliant polished copper flits about its confines restlessly awaiting a chance encounter. Upon release, the enticement is Orange blossom, kumquat zest, mountain laurel and Asian pear. Broadly textured from the free run juice of Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir, the pure essence of Pinot pervades the palate with the elegance of unadorned fruit and precision of deftly poised acidity yielding a very clean and radiant blush."
2017 Bellpine Pearl Rosé – 90 points, Vinous, August 2018
"Sporting intensely flamboyant pink coral, an evolving bouquet of fresh summer strawberry, currant and tea rose aromas are enlivened by kumquat zest to conjure up a kaleidoscopic Springtime bouquet. Flavors of pineapple, strawberry and starfruit evoke a cloudburst of mid-palate intensity that lingers effortlessly as if there is unfinished business to attend. And that is just about as elegant a thrill as one can expect from “The Pearl.” The next move is up to you..."
2017 Pinot in Pink Rosé – 92 points, Vinous, August 2018
"The perfectly pale pinot patina offers up luxurious white lilac, alluring cherry blossom and expansive potpourri aromas while effortlessly elegant and floral on the palate. Crisp and refreshing as a Pinot Noir Rosé should be, your session is completed with a silky finish and toe curling acidity. Oh whoa, who wants some more!?"
2016 Pinot Meunier
"Blushing ruby red. Elegant and delineated aromas festively waft tart red Montmorency cherry, Oregon strawberry preserves and baking spice adorned by cocoa dusted almonds. Easy going and playful on the initial embrace, but the mid-palate reveals a strengthening tenacity as the third grape of Champagne delivers crisp acidity and textured tannins. Lithe and elegant, savory and sweet – quite the little tart, indeed. Unfined and unfiltered."
"Lengthy Red. Initial aromas of cinnamon, lavender, lilac, and tayberry introduce stem spice over sandalwood. Initial flavors are red fruits wrapped in cherry preserve that presents balance and elegance. As the flavors linger, the wine develops breadth and depth culminating in velvety stem tannins and integrated acidity. While interesting now, this wine will reward cellar aging. Unfined and unfiltered."
With plenty of summer left to burn, you have ample time to enjoy the surreal colors of the sunset. To help you celebrate those moments we have special Open House pricing on all of our Rosés by the case. Mix or match any 12 bottle case of Bellpine Pearl and/or Pinot in Pink and it is a cool $200. (Please note the discount will be applied manually after you place your order.) Regular case discounts and A-List discounts apply to any additional purchases. Ernie will even carry it out to your (nearby) car!
Please join Ernie and Dena for a hazy days of summer Open House and Rosé Roundup! The winery will be open Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th from 10 am to 3 pm.
With the northern half of California blazing away, we are seeing some spectacular sunsets. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy these surreal moments than with a wonderful glass of well chilled Rosé. Well, maybe a little goat cheese brie, some freshly plucked blackberries and smoked salmon wouldn’t be so bad.
Ah, but what if your car is not at Amalie Robert Estate for the Open House weekend? Turn your local UPS Store into a Pop-up Wine Shop!
Direct shipping to your local UPS store is easy and oh, so convenient. Your shipment is sent directly to the UPS store where there is always someone to sign for it. Your wines are held safely inside the temperature controlled store and you can pick them up at a time that works best for you.
No more making up excuses to get out of work so you can wait for the UPS delivery. Not to worry, the wines will be safe and sound anticipating your arrival. Besides, nobody has 7 dentist appointments in an month. Nobody.
Amalie Robert Estate
August Open House - Rosé Roundup
The winery will be open from 10 am to 3 pm
Saturday, August 18th & Sunday, August 29th
When you place your order, please indicate “Pop-up” in the comments section and Dena will work with you to find the most convenient UPS Store location. It’s that easy!
Note: We will still monitor the weather conditions and agree a shipping window with you before we ship.
Please contact Dena with any questions or to place an order by email at email@example.com or by phone at 503.88.CUVEE (28833).
The tasting fee is $15, refundable with a 2 bottle purchase per person. A-List members with up to 4 guests will enjoy a complimentary tasting. All case purchases (including mix and match) receive a 10% discount (A-List members receive a 20% discount.) And there is always a free cork in every bottle!
Dena & Ernie