Pinot in Pink is a Rosé of Pinot Noir fermented in stainless steel after limited juice exposure to the skins. The result is a light bodied and refreshing wine with purity of fruit, a rich mid-palate and a lingering finish. After all, this is Pinot Noir!

Here is a refreshing summer wine that respects you for who you are, whenever you can find the time. Perhaps you are dockside with oysters and a tantalizing Granita, or along the river with fresh strawberries, cheese and a baguette. Surely, the evolving colors and shapes of the ever-changing sunset complement your style.

The Vintage: In the immortal words of Tom Petty, “Let me up, I’ve had enough.” Yeah, it was like that. Too farmin’ hot and no fall sprinkle to rehydrate the vines. No ambiguity, no uncertain terms. “Hotter than the hubs of Hell!” as Ernie’s paternal grandmother would tell you.  And as farmer’s we just take it. What choice do we have? Oh sure, you can irrigate if you are making that kind of wine. Or just buy a couple cases of beer and invite over a few friends, strategically positioned in the driest part of the vineyard. The lower and especially the upper bounds of climate change have exceeded a tolerable distribution curve by several more than just a few standard deviations. Miss me yet? – Vintage 2011 channeling vintage 2007.

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Tasting Notes: ​A midsummer sunrise radiates from the stem. Heady aromas of summer blossoms and golden raspberries entertain the notion of an insouciant afternoon. Pleasing to the eye and refreshingly lively on the palate. A very fine rosé set about to improve the most imperfect day. 

Culinary Inclinations: Plays well with others including a fresh bounty of summer berries, a selection of cured meats, wonderful cheeses and who art thou.

Pinot in Pink Accolades:

2017 Pinot in Pink

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!?

          - Amalie Robert Estate Tasting Notes

Lurid orange-pink. Fresh red berries, orange zest and pungent flowers on the expansive, mineral-accented nose. Silky and concentrated, displaying impressive clarity to its juicy raspberry, tangerine and honeysuckle flavors that deepen and spread out as the wine opens up. The floral note builds steadily an impressively long, sappy finish that shows excellent delineation and minerally persistence.

​          - Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2018 – 92 points​

2016 Pinot in Pink

The waning crimson of a springtime rainbow over the back 40 entices aromas of stargazer lily and fresh ripe raspberries punctuated by strawberry-rhubarb compote. A suave approach and a twist of the wrist introduce the palate to a fresh and crisp interpretation of Pinot Noir Rosé. Bursting summer berries with a broad palate appeal are only somewhat constrained by fresh and lingering acidity.

          - Amalie Robert Estate Tasting Notes

Lurid orange-pink. Mineral-accented red berries, citrus fruits and rose pastille on the expressive, sharply focused nose. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering concentrated raspberry and tangerine flavors that show excellent clarity and spicy lift. Powerful yet lithe, delivering strong closing thrust and a lingering suggestion of candied flowers.

​          - Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2018 – 91 points​

​          - Wine Enthusiast, October 2017 - 90 points, Editors' Choice

2015 Pinot in Pink

The Raspberry Electriqué emanates intent from an expressive vintage. Lively raspberry, cherry and strawberry coalesce to form a ménage à trois upon your palate. More than a chance rendezvous, the alliance develops into a mid-palate tryst.  Long and lingering, texture and tease, the relentless pursuit of pleasure endures in the everlasting au revoir.

          - Amalie Robert Estate Tasting Notes

Retina-searing fuchsia color. A wild, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red berries, blood orange and candied flowers, with a pungent herbal note building in the glass. Sappy, penetrating and refreshingly bitter, offering bitter cherry and rhubarb flavors that stretch out slowly on the back half. Finishes long and spicy, with resonating herbal character and a touch of candied flowers. I couldn't get images of avaros (think Campari, or, more accurately, Aperol) and medicinal herbs out of my head while I tasted this singular wine, which was a very good thing.

          - Josh Raynolds, Vinous, July 2016 – 91 points​

2014 Pinot in Pink

Risqué Red. Strawberry lemonade with a sprig of variegated thyme sets the relaxing summertime scene. Delicate flavors of strawberry and guava entwine the palate and enhance the rich mouth feel. Brisk acidity carries the finish and provides the impetus for a little nibble. 

          - Amalie Robert Estate Tasting Notes

Vibrant orange-pink. A highly fragrant bouquet evokes ripe strawberry, blood orange and floral oils, with a spicy nuance building as the wine opens in the glass. Silky and seamless on the palate, offering juicy red fruit flavors and a touch of honeysuckle. Closes smooth and very long, with emphatic red berry and rose pastille notes lingering.

          - Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2015 – 91 points​

Pinot in Pink Rosé