Day Lemonade Rose 2020
Brianne Day, along with many other Willamette Valley winemakers, didn't have an easy road during harvest last year. In fact, some of her most prized Chehalem mountains Pinot Noir fruit got caught in the wildfire smoke, and was "smoke tainted". The thing about smoke-damaged fruit is, the smoke taint shows up more the longer you macerate the skins, like if you're making a red wine.
If you pivot, and instead are able to make a lightly macerated rosé, you can salvage the fruit and make the best of a bad situation. That's was 2020 was all about, wasn't it? That's why, to us, Brianne Day's Lemonade Rosé is the Queen of Lemons. Not least because this wine is freaking delicious.
This screams fresh, correctly-harvested Pinot Noir with notes of strawberry, rhubarb, and rose petal. It's tangy, citrusy and refreshing on the palate, and we also think this label is one of the most eye-catching things we've seen all year. This was a one-off wine. We only have about 30 bottles of it, and there's no more available. Check it out.
- Blend100% Pinot Noir
- AppellationChehalem Mountains