Beautiful pale pink in color, our 2015 Lazy Creek Vineyards Rosé of Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley is a light, delicious Rosé. Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, this wine has fresh, delicate aromas and flavors of rose petal, pink grapefruit, fresh strawberries and orange creamsicle with creamy peach and berry on the mid-palate balanced by lemon zest on the lively, crisp finish.
2015, like 2014, was another drought year in California. We did have some rains in February followed by a warm spring which led to early bud break. A moderate growing season all year with warm days, cool nights and unusual summer rains led to an early harvest in September.
This 100% Rosé of Pinot Noir is sustainably farmed, utilizing only organic materials in the vineyards. The grapes are hand harvested in the early morning hours, then transported to the winery where they are gently destemmed, crushed and cold-soaked on the skins for only six hours before pressing — just long enough to pick up the wine’s lovely pink hue and extract flavors from the skins. The grapes are pressed to tank for fermentation, blended in January and then bottled.
Served chilled, this wine’s light, floral characteristics make it a natural choice for pairing with fresh seafood, especially salmon, crab or shrimp, mushrooms and game meats such as venison, duck, Cornish hens, lamb, or turkey. Try with Eggs Benedict, vegetable or seafood frittata or breakfast crepes. Mild cheeses such as fresh chèvre, mozzarella, fromage blanc, or Mt. Tam Triple Cream are also delicious.
- Anderson Valley
- January 2016
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California Grapevine, May 2016 | 90 Points
"Light to medium-light salmon color; attractive, floral, strawberry and raspberry fruit aroma with light earthy notes; medium body; slightly rich, crisp, red fruit flavors with good depth, herbal notes and a very slight impression of sweetness in the mouthfeel; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended."Download PDF
Wine Enthusiast, September 2016 | 91 Points
"This beautifully balanced, flavorful wine combines vivid watermelon and canteloupe flavors with medium body, a rich texture and lingering finish. It has great concentration without being heavy." ~ Jim Gordon