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Alexana Rosé of Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Oregon 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is soft and subtle on the nose with a really attractive array of sweet berry, pollen/floral, lightly candied carob and candied fruit zest aromas. Bright and uber fresh in the mouth, this packs in a lot of zesty strawberry fruit that’s a touch simple but shows lovely purity. There’s a whisper of sweetness on the finish but the vibrant acidity balances it out very well, though it does lend the finish a certain bubblegum character. This is really lovely and has wonderful intensity of fruit. 91pts

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Winery: Alexana Winery
Color: Rosé
Variety: Rose
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Alexana Winery:
Alexana Wines was born of Dr. Madaiah Revana’s love of the great wines of Burgundy. In the spring of 2005, Dr. Revana began a search for both the ideal region and an experienced winemaker with the goal of making Pinot Noirs that could rival those from Burgundy. His search ended in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where he met Lynn Penner-Ash. Lynn’s reputation stretches beyond the borders of Willam... Read more
Alexana Wines was born of Dr. Madaiah Revana’s love of the great wines of Burgundy. In the spring of 2005, Dr. Revana began a search for both the ideal region and an experienced winemaker with the goal of making Pinot Noirs that could rival those from Burgundy. His search ended in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where he met Lynn Penner-Ash. Lynn’s reputation stretches beyond the borders of Willamette Valley where she has crafted world-class wines for two decades. She has established herself as a premier winemaker of Burgundian-style wines with her label, Penner-Ash. Wine Spectator said she brings “the perfect blend of science, artistry and passion…. Her signature style has brought a new perspective” to winemaking. Lynn was aware of Dr. Revana’s vision and commitment to producing world-class wines. She knew of his Napa Valley winery, Revana Family Vineyard, whose Cabernet’s produced by winemaker Heidi Peterson Barrett have quickly gained status as among the best in Napa. After agreeing to work together, they began looking for a vineyard property that could become the foundation of a great estate Pinot Noir program. Lynn’s vivid descriptions of the microclimates, soils and elevations of the Willamette Valley’s Dundee Hills appellation gave them an immediate focus. Fortuitously, they found an 80-acre property in the famed Dundee Hills of Willamette Valley. Sixteen acres had already been meticulously planted with Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. After purchasing the property, further acreage was developed and a wide range of Pinot Noir clones were planted. In 2006, the first two wines, a Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir were made from the property. A third Pinot Noir was made from the famed Shea Vineyard. Dr. Revana then gave the wines and the property their name, Alexana – after his daughter Alexandra Revana. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Alexana Rosé of Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Oregon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,725
0.00 5
06/28/2012

This is soft and subtle on the nose with a really attractive array of sweet berry, pollen/floral, lightly candied carob and candied fruit zest aromas. Bright and uber fresh in the mouth, this packs in a lot of zesty strawberry fruit that’s a touch simple but shows lovely purity. There’s a whisper of sweetness on the finish but the vibrant acidity balances it out very well, though it does lend the finish a certain bubblegum character. This is really lovely and has wonderful intensity of fruit. 91pts


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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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3.50 5
07/27/2012

citrusy aromas. Crisp, not too sweet.



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