The Wine: 2018 samuel Robert Winery Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Noir Rosé
- Clear appearance with a pale salmon color
- Clean on the nose with medium intensity bursting with aromas of fresh strawberries
- An irresistible rosé with mouthwatering acidity that keeps you coming back for more
- Super bright on the palate with notes of strawberries, cherries, and a touch of orange
- Rounded mouthfeel, concentrated flavors, and a long, persistent finish
The 2018 Samuel Robert Winery Pinot Noir Rosé was an insane deal and superb value for money at just $15 per bottle. I randomly picked this wine off the shelf at Total Wine because I love Pinot Noir out of the Willamette Valley and thought a Pinot Noir Rosé from this region was bound to be good. I was right! And I discovered after the fact that Wine Enthusiast gave this wine 90 pts. This is one of the best rosé wines I’ve tasted and at this price point, everyone has the chance to get a taste of Willamette Valley wines.
The Winery: Samuel Robert Winery
Originally from Modesto, California, Samuel Coelho grew up amidst the Willamette Valley wine industry where his family established Coelho winery. After helping to grow his family’s winery, Samuel established his own négociant called Plush Wine Company exporting wines to China. He then established Samuel Robert Winery with a passion for bringing luxurious Willamette Valley Pinot Noir onto the world stage.
Samuel Robert wines are crafted from select vineyard sites in Willamette Valley. The winery believes truly great wines begin in the vineyard, focusing diligently on every aspect of grape growing. Samuel places emphasis on low-fertility and well-drained soils, along with optimum sun exposure and annual rainfall. The winery takes diligent care throughout the winemaking process, from harvesting the grapes by hand to winemaking and cellaring.
Willamette Valley is a cool climate region perfectly suited for Pinot Noir and other cool climate varieties. The region is protected by the Coast Range mountains to the west, the Cascade Mountains to the east, and a series of lower hill chains to the very north of the valley. Willamette Valley is characterized by 36-80 inches of annual rainfall depending on the location within the valley. Vineyards are planted on lower hillsides to avoid deep, alluvial fertile soils and cooler hilltop climates.
Pairing Suggestions for Pinot Noir Rosé:
- Strawberry and burrata salad
- Goat cheese and herb stuffed mushrooms
- Roasted beets salad with arugula
- Fennel & radish salad with citrus herb vinaigrette