Grapelive: Wine of the Day September 7, 2016

2015SalemRose2015 Salem Wine Co. Rose of Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon.
Fathered out of the Evening Land project, the Salem Wine Co. label is a line up of Oregon wines crafted by Sashi Moorman and Raj Parr and focused on Gamay and Pinot Noir as well as this stunning Rose, one of the best Oregon pinks of the vintage! Bright and full of mineral driven character the Salem Wine Co. Rose of Pinot Noir shows tangy fruit, steely crispness and hints of pretty floral charm with a brisk palate that gives cherry, rosewater, watermelon and light strawberry essence along with zingy citrus notes. Light, but full of flavor this is a lovely summer wine that refreshes and excites, with some vibrant spiciness and savory chalkiness adding to the complexity and allowing the Salem Wine Co. Rose to be taken seriously as a complete and focused wine. The Gamay Noir offering too is exceptional and well made stuff, Parr and Moorman deserve a lot of credit for these wines, especially for this tasty Rose, this is without question a label to search out for unique options from Oregon and the quality/value factor is high. Drink this lovely Pink Pinot Noir over the next year, not much was made so it would be all that easy to locate, but worth the effort!
($23 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive