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2021Pinot Rosé

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2021Pinot Rosé

The 2021 Single Barrel Rose of Pinot Noir was crafted from the Conner Lee vineyard in the Columbia Valley AVA and from north-facing blocks in the Solaksen vineyard within the Royal Slope AVA. The winemaking team worked with vineyard managers to restrict yields, creating small, concentrated berries through canopy management and irrigation strategies. Cool fall night temperatures preserved a sense of freshness in the wine while continuing flavor development. Our vineyard partners are committed to sustainable farming practices, employing drip irrigation, cover cropping, compost additions, and physical cultivation to maintain ecological balance.

Hand-harvesting took place in the early mornings of October. Upon arriving at the winery, the fruit was cluster-sorted with 80% being destemmed and berry-sorted before being added on top of 20% whole cluster fruit. This wine, a blend of six Pinot Noir clones (91, 113, 115, 663, 777), underwent meticulous handling – hand harvesting, cluster selection, destemming, and berry selection. The juice, macerated on skins for three hours, was then saignéed into neutral French oak barrels for a cool, long, and slow barrel fermentation producing only 93 cases.

Tasting Notes

A stunning clear salmon color in the glass, the 2021 Conner Lee x Solaksen Rosé gives off notes of orange aperitif, white currant, and stone fruit. Broad and viscous, but still taut, the palate elicits flavors of saline, white cherry, kumquat, and gunpowder. This well-balanced wine melds watermelon, minerals, and strawberries and cream for a pleasing finish.

Labeled Appellation

Columbia Valley

Varietal Composition

100% Pinot Noir

Alcohol

14.7%

Cases Produced

93

Drinkability

Now - 2029

Vineyards

Connor Lee

SINGLE BARREL CONNER LEE MAP

Established in 1980 with the assistance of Viticulturist Dr. Walter Clore, Conner Lee is a highly regarded, sustainably farmed vineyard located in the Wahluke Slope AVA of Washington State. Soils are sandy glacial marine sediments left by the Missoula floods.

SOIL TYPE
Loamy fine sand to very fine sandy loam
CLONES PLANTED
Chardonnay: 95, Wente/75, 76 , Sauvignon Blanc: 6, Pinot Noir: 663, 113, 115 Merlot: 181, Cabernet Sauvignon: 2, 8
ASPECT TO THE SUN
North/ South
FARM PRACTICES
Sustainable
YEAR PLANTED
1980
ELEVATION
1085-1164 ft
VINE SPACING
9' x 6'
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