This rosé from Oregon’s Marshall Davis is made from 100% pinot noir from the winery’s own estate vineyard, located two miles north of Carlton in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA (in the Willamette Valley). The grapes for this wine are grown in a specific block of the vineyard purposely farmed just for rosé. Fun, eh?
As rosé goes, it’s perfectly delightful. Berries dominate over florals, though both are present to some degree. It’s particularly strawberry-creamy, with just a dusting of tannin to give it some gravitas and helping to tighten up the finish, which folds in notes of orange blossoms. Never sweet or overly “cute,” it’s a serious rosé that pairs well with just about anything.
A- / $23 / marshalldaviswine.com