Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Etude Rosé Santa Barbara County 2018
Made primarily with Pinot Noir this Rosé is ready for summer. The fruit hails from Santa Barbara vineyards with maritime influences that offer cool nights and mornings Pinot Noir craves. 2018 was a great season for Etude's Pinot Noir vineyards with the harvest completed in early November. The grapes for this Rosé were picked at night and gently pressed with just enough skin contact to impart the lovely, light salmon color you see in the glass. Fermentation took place entirely in stainless steel to preserve the fresh, bright flavors.
Etude was founded in 1982 with the belief that winemaking starts in the vineyard. This is not just a slogan as Etude is driven by vineyards and appellations. Etude's Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from selected vineyards in the Napa Valley while their Pinot Noir hails from ideal Pinot locations like Santa Barbara, Carneros, and Oregon. At present Etude produces Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and the Rosé we feature here. All of their wines are a true expression of varietal and place of origin.
Brilliant, light salmon color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of strawberry and raspberry with supporting notes of white peach, mineral, and spring flowers. The palate echoes the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with flavors of watermelon, red cherry, and apricot stone. The finish is long and lingering with bright acidity. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a vibrant texture.
How to Serve
Serve chilled with nothing but a glass or pair with ceviche, chicken sate, or guacamole and chips!
Price: $ 22
BevX Review: http://bevx.com/wine-detail/?id=3905