As many know, Oregon wine is practically synonymous with Pinot Noir, but during our afternoon at Unwine’d, a yearly event hosted by the Oregon Wine Board , Kel and I were happy to discover that Oregon wineries are beginning to branch out—into Pinot Noir Rosés, that is.
Okay, so it’s still Pinot Noir, but as Kel and I have a newly found love of rosés, we were excited to try the many rosés offered at the event. Here are our favorites:
Erath Sweet Harvest 2010 Pinot Noir
A dessert wine, this fruity Pinot Noir has notes of strawberry, peach, and maraschino cherry.
Del Rio Vineyards 2011 Rose Jolee
Perfect for warm summer evenings, this light rosé has hints of strawberry and rose petal and is finished with a slight spritz.
Cubanisimo Rosado de Pinot Noir
A dry rosé, this wine is made in the classic European style.
Lange 2011 Rosé of Pinot Noir
A limited-production wine, this well-balanced rosé has tones of pink grapefruit, strawberry, and peach.
Quady North 2011 Rosé
Another dry rosé, this lovely wine tastes of strawberry and cherry.