Schug Pinot Noir Rose Carneros 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

This refreshingly dry Rose was harvested at low sugar from Ricci Vineyard Pinot Noir in the western portion of Carneros. A 3 day “cold soak” on the skins extracted delicate color and flavor components prior to fermentation. The juice was then drained to stainless steel for a slow cold fermentation. It has aromas reminiscent of cherries, strawberries and rhubarb with delicate flavors to match, and a crisp dry finish. It is an ideal accompaniment to poached salmon, summer picnics or a charcuterie platter.

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Color: Rosé
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Schug Carneros Estate:
Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers. Walter Schug's reputation blossomed during his tenure as Founding Winemaker for Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the 1970s, where he made California’s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend (Insignia) and legendary vineyard designated Cabernets (Bacchus... Read more
Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers. Walter Schug's reputation blossomed during his tenure as Founding Winemaker for Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the 1970s, where he made California’s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend (Insignia) and legendary vineyard designated Cabernets (Bacchus and Eisele Vineyards). Drawing on his long experience in the production of fine wines in both Europe and California, Walter set up his own winery with his wife Gertrud in the cool, marine climate of the Carneros Appellation. Here he could focus on the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals that had always been close to his heart. In 1995 Sonoma-born winemaker Michael Cox came on board at Schug. Trained in Enology at UC Davis, Mike worked in several Californian wineries before he was lured from Napa Valley to Carneros - Sonoma, to work with Walter Schug as his assistant winemaker. One year later he was promoted to Winemaker and placed in charge of the day-to-day winemaking duties, where he remains today. Schug Carneros Estate Winery combines old world understanding and tradition with modern winemaking techniques. By using only the finest grapes available, and maintaining the best winemaking values, these wines have gained acceptance worldwide as true contemporary classics. Read less
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Member Reviews for Schug Pinot Noir Rose Carneros

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Snooth User: Sara Kay
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4.00 5
11/30/2012

Very fruity and sweet, lots of strawberries. Delicious!


Snooth User: ChefBeanie
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5.00 5
07/19/2011

I love the strawberry flavors! Light and refreshing, it's perfect for drinking by itself of with a nice salad!



Tasting Notes:

Schug's second vintage of Rose is crisp and refreshing with juicy flavors of dried strawberry, cherries and rhubarb.

This refreshingly dry Rose was harvested at low sugar from Ricci Vineyard Pinot Noir in the western portion of Carneros. A 3 day “cold soak” on the skins extracted delicate color and flavor components prior to fermentation. The juice was then drained to stainless steel for a slow cold fermentation. It has aromas reminiscent of cherries, strawberries and rhubarb with delicate flavors to match, and a crisp dry finish. It is an ideal accompaniment to poached salmon, summer picnics or a charcuterie platter.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12%

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