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60 Days of Rosé #12 | Villa Wolf | Pinot Noir Rosé | $12.99

60 Days of Rosé #12 | Villa Wolf | Pinot Noir Rosé | $12.99

Coming in at number 12 during our 60 Days of Rosé is an elegant, delectable stunner for under $15.

Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé has been a staff and crowd favorite this year, with multiple customers coming in, getting a bottle, then coming back for a case.

Hot, muggy weather is approaching so beat the heat with this refreshing, craveable, German rosé for $12.99!

From villawolf.com

VILLA WOLF ROSÉ –
The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is made with fruit from vineyards farmed expressly for the purpose of producing a true rosé (called Weissherbst in German). Only perfectly ripe, healthy grapes are selected. Upon harvest the fruit is given a brief maceration (four to six hours) to extract a lovely salmon color from the Pinot Noir grapes. Thee is no saignée or coloring with red wine. The resulting wine is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish.

THE 2017 VINTAGE –
A very warm spring kicked off an early growing season in the Pfalz. It was slowed by a bout of frost in April that inhibited shoot growth and made training the vines very difficult. A warm, wet summer promoted rapid fruit development, but also botrytis. Through extensive vineyard work, however, our team was able to harvest a clean, healthy crop in September. In spite of the challenges, the wines have excellent ripeness and bright, refreshing acidity.

 

VILLA WOLF ROSÉ –

  • Harvested at optimal ripeness for a bright, fresh style. No overripe or botrytis-affected fruit is allowed.
  • True rosé, with a brief maceration to extract the delicate color.
  • Fermentation and maturation in stainless steel tanks.
  • No malolactic fermentation.
  • Light filtration before bottling. No other filtering or fining.
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • Residual sweetness: 10.5 grams/liter
  • Total acidity: 7.4 grams/liter

 

VILLA WOLF VARIETAL WINES –
The Villa Wolf varietal line-up includes exceptionally affordable, classic Pfalz wines made from traditional grape varieties. These value-priced wines combine Villa Wolf estate-grown fruit with grapes from contracted growers throughout the region.

THE PFALZ REGION –
The Pfalz (aka ‘Palatinate’) region is in the Rhine river valley in southwest Germany, directly north of France’s Alsace region. The low-lying Haardt mountains protect the area from cold, wet Atlantic weather, making it one of the warmer and drier areas of Germany. Wine grapes do quite well here where it is possible to achieve full ripeness in every vintage. The predominant soil type in this area is well-drained, weathered sandstone. It produces wines with a fruit-driven purity and a stony structure.

ABOUT VILLA WOLF –
Founded in 1756, in the Pfalz region of Germany, the J.L. Wolf estate (now called Villa Wolf) was a successful and highly regarded winery for more than two centuries. It entered an especially glamorous era with the construction of its Italianate estate house and villa in 1843.

In the latter years of the 20th century, however, the estate languished, lacking a firm hand to guide its wine production. Ernst Loosen, of the Dr. Loosen estate, took over the vineyards in 1996, launching a dramatic turnaround in the estate’s quality and reputation.

Since 2011, the estate has been managed by a talented and dedicated young couple who met while working at Dr. Loosen. Patrick Moellendorf and Sumi Gebauer have brought renewed energy and focus to the viticulture and winemaking at Villa Wolf.
Traditionally Crafted Pfalz Wines

The goal at Villa Wolf is to produce wines that express the pure, authentic terroir of the Pfalz.

Made in the classic style of the Pfalz, Villa Wolf Rieslings are drier and more full-bodied than Mosel Rieslings, with fully ripe fruit flavors and a characteristic stoniness in the aroma.

The Pfalz region also has a long tradition with other grape varieties, allowing Ernst and his team to expand their winemaking palette to include Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer and Dornfelder.

To preserve the naturally high quality of the vineyards, we employ sustainable viticultural practices and emphasize gentle handling of the fruit through traditional, minimalist winemaking.

 

 

30 Days of Rosé | #21 | Fess Parker | Pinot Noir Rosé | 2016 | Santa Rita Hills | California

30 Days of Rosé | #21 | Fess Parker | Pinot Noir Rosé | 2016 | Santa Rita Hills | California | $16.99 sale!

We are most pleased to highlight the Fess Parker Rosé during our cheery and delicious Rosé promotions!

Pinot Noir Rosé is one of the more broadly recognizable varietals, and the award winning wine crafters over at Fess Parker have done a superb job.

In an age where family run business are frequently turning over their business to large corporations, not only does it feel good to support this multi-generational family endeavor… but it’ll make your visceral senses feel good as well!

From fessparker.com:

Description:

Our Pinot Noir Rose is always a crowd pleaser!  The perfect Spring and Summer wine this light-bodied, refreshing wine is perfect served with charcuterie, grilled salmon or pork tenderloin, but can certainly be enjoyed on it’s own.

Tasting Notes:

  • Color:  Light salmon hue
  • Aromas:  Rose petal, guava, ginger, cherry, wild strawberry
  • Flavors:  Watermelon, cranberry, Bing cherry, passion fruit, blood orange
  • Aging:  88% stainless steel & 22% barrel fermented and aged for 5 months in neutral French oak
  • Production Notes:  592 cases
  • Vineyard Notes:  57% Parker West Vineyard, 22% Rio Vista Vineyard, 13% Ashley’s Vineyard, 8% Fiddlestix Vineyard all located within the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation

 

Our Family

When Fess Parker was cast in the role of Davy Crockett in the mid-1950’s, it caused an international sensation and changed his life forever. So too did the purchase of 714 acres in the Santa Ynez Valley change the course of the Parker family’s history.

Realizing the potential of Santa Barbara County as a premium grape-growing region, Fess and his son, Eli, originally set out in 1989 to plant a small vineyard and sell fruit to local producers. But, as Fess’ daughter, Ashley explains, “ Fess is from Texas, so he can’t do anything small. “The Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard now farms almost 700 acres on four vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County.

The characters Fess portrayed, Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, inspired generations of Americans. Throughout the late 1950’s and 1960’s Fess was at the pinnacle of a television career that has an unprecedented impact upon American popular culture. But it was Fess’ entrepreneurial spirit that prompted his leaving Hollywood to go into business for himself. The traits that Crockett and Boone embodied – integrity, resourcefulness and good humor — carried over to Fess’ personal life and formed the foundation upon which the family business was built. First-class hospitality has always been at the core of their ventures, first as hoteliers and eventually with the opening of the winery.

Working as a family has always been a great source of pride and pleasure for the Parker family. Eli Parker began in the family business as assistant winemaker in 1989. After several years of learning the craft at the side of renowned and accomplished winemakers, Eli took the reigns as winemaker himself with the 1995 vintage. A leader of the winery since its inception, it was in 1996 that Eli formally assumed the title and responsibilities of President. In the early 1990’s, Ashley ran the first tastings out of the barrel room and represented the winery at trade shows. In 1998, Ashley became Eli’s partner, working on the public relations and sales and marketing teams. The presence of Fess and his wife Marcy as the founding visionaries of the winery is a vital and enduring one.

 

Our Story

Driving north along the pastoral Foxen Canyon Wine Trail feels like traveling back to California’s early days. Rolling hills frame vast meadows, deer and wildlife roam free, and pristine landscapes stretch as far as the eye can see. This peaceful environment enticed the late Fess Parker into buying a 714-acre ranch here back in 1988. The Texas-born actor, who played the television roles of Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone in the 1950s and 1960s, had moved his family to Santa Barbara in the early 1960s and begun construction of a blufftop home. When heavy rains caused it to collapse onto the beach, he revised his plans and headed inland.

There, he discovered the Foxen Canyon property, where he initially planned to run cattle, plant a few grapes to sell to other vintners, and establish a small winery. Parker, an only child, dreamed of starting a family business that he could pass on to future generations. He asked his children to join him, and they planted a five-acre experimental Riesling vineyard in 1989. Eli, his son, started as assistant winemaker and spent three years under the tutelage of acclaimed enologist Jed Steele before taking the helm. Eli then planted more vines and started a four-year project to build a cutting-edge winery and tasting room.

Eli Parker and his sister Ashley continue to stay involved as stewards of the family’s vision for the winery while Ashley’s husband Tim Snider serves as President and oversees day-to-day operations. The family’s vineyard is the 120-acre Rodney’s Vineyard, named after Fess Parker’s late son-in-law, at the 400-acre Foxen Canyon Road estate where the winery is located. They also source grapes from Camp Four vineyard in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, which Parker planted in 1998 as well as vineyards in the cooler Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley appellations. Blair Fox assumed the role of head winemaker in 2005. In recent years, the winery has sharpened its focus to produce more small-lot, vineyard-designated wines made from high-quality Rhone and Burgundian varietals, which have won awards in national wine competitions.

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30 Days of Rosé | #02 | Inman Family Wine | Endless Crush

Our magically delicious 30 Days of Rosé blast with a NEW Rosé feature EVERY DAY continues!

Today’s Rosé comes from the Inman Family who not only craft scrumptious wine, but does so with great care and responsible environmental practices.

#02 Inman Family | Endless Crush Rosé | 2016 | 750ml | $35 online price but only $19.99 at the Bevie!

 

From inmanfamilywines.com:

 The first time I had an elegant dry rosé wine was on a simple but romantic picnic with my husband Simon in Provence twenty five years ago. Local cheese, bread, fruit, the fabulous, dramatic scenery and that Provençal wine with its delicate salmon pink color, crisp acidity and floral aromas forever linked in my mind rosé wines and al fresco dining with romance. In 2004, Simon and I harvested Olivet Grange Pinot Noir on September 1st, which was our 20th wedding anniversary. To celebrate and mark the occasion I made a special rosé, which I called “Endless Crush”.

Some rosés are made as a by-product of red wine by bleeding off (saigner) some of the juice early in the production process to create a higher ratio of skin to juice, which will concentrate the resultant red wine. “Endless Crush” is not made in this manner. The intention from the start was to create a rosé separate from our Pinot Noir. Rosés made intentionally, rather than simply by drawing off the freerun juice, tend to have greater complexity and structure because the grapes are pressed.

 Whole cluster are destemmed, left for 2 hours to extract color, aromas and flavors. The fruit was pressed on a delicate white wine cycle and then fermented with Provençal yeast in stainless steel. No oak, no ml.

This 2016 vintage of “Endless Crush” was made entirely from our Olivet Grange estate fruit; like that first rosé I enjoyed in France, this wine is a beautiful, pale, delicate pink and is crisp and refreshing. The 2016 vintage, not unlike the 2015, yielded about 20% less fruit at Olivet Grange Vineyard due to poor weather conditions at bloom.

Aromas:

Wild Strawberry, watermelon, ruby grapefruit, honeysuckle.

Flavors:

Strawberry, ruby grapefruit, blood orange, watermelon, and mineral

 

Wine Specs

  • Vintage:  2016
  • Varietal:  Pinot Noir
  • Appellation:  Russian River Valley
  • Vineyard Designation:  OGV Estate
  • Harvest Date:  August 2016
  • Acid:  0.6
  • pH:  3.3
  • Aging: stainless steel
  • Bottling Date:  December 2016
  • Alcohol %:  12
  • Cases:   Only 672 cases produced

Natural Winemaking
Perhaps Pinot Noir’s greatest characteristic is the ability to convey a sense of the place it was grown, showing subtle yet unique favors that reflect the soil and micro-climate of the vineyard. The French recognized this ability one thousand years ago and named it terroir.

Our non-interventionist and natural winemaking practices allow unique vineyard characteristics to show through. We often pick our fruit earlier than most of our neighbors to help maintain the natural acidity of the fruit and naturally lower alcohol levels. Fermentations start with native yeasts, only adding organic yeast nutrients when necessary. As a rule, no other water or acid is added, and enzymes or tannin preparations are never added.

Sensitive Farming
Modern farming techniques often emphasize production at the expense of soil health and eco-system integrity. While this may be an acceptable part of the business for some, we work tirelessly to solve every farming need at the Olivet Grange with a solution that not only produces excellent quality wine grapes, but also enriches the environment around us. We believe that every measure that we take to maintain the natural health of our vineyard directly contributes to the unique flavors of our Estate wines.

Environmental Responsibility
Positive efforts in the vineyard and crush pad can easily be negated by irresponsible behavior in the rest of the business of running a successful winery. To ensure that we maintain environmental responsibility at all levels, we work every day to reduce our consumption and use environmentally sensitive products wherever possible.