- 89 Points, Silver Medal, "Exceptional" "Best Buy" Beverage Testing Institute
- TWO AND A HALF STARS San Francisco Chronicle
About this wine
This 100% Pinot Noir Rose is a perfect summer wine. A great rose is light and refreshing, food-friendly and interesting to drink without requiring a lot of thought to appreciate. We want to quaff, not ponder...
This Pinot Noir Rose's nose of strawberry and lemon perfectly evokes summer nights, and its racy mouth of strawberry, Royal Anne cherry, and grapefruitwith a slight hint of cinnamonwill make you want to finish the bottle and open another. Put a smile on your face: enjoy!
Food and wine
We suggest you pair this wine with an Ahi Appetizer.
|Wine Profile Style
|Drink Now (0-3 yrs)
||Will Age (3-5 yrs)
||Will Age (8-10 yrs)
|No Residual Sugar Dry
Indie Winemakers' Tasting Notes
Our mission is to provide unbiased opinions of the wine being offered. These notes come from up to 10 guests who tasted this wine in a blind tasting format (wine is concealed so their identity is unknown). Why this format? Tasting blind completely throws out any hype associated with a certain winery, style, price point, etc; it forces the taster to accept what is in the glass without any predetermined notions. Our guests utilize Robert Parker's Glossary of Wine Terms for their comments for consistency purposes. In addition, we utilize the wine aroma wheel to enhance one’s ability to describe the complexity of wine flavor. Notes are posted on this wine during the tasting to ensure they accurately reflect the impressions.
- Group Tasting Notes: Nice and clear watermelon red color. A slight effervescence was noted. Aromas of red berries, especially strawberries were noted. Lots of big, fresh fruit flavors were tasted with strawberries being most noticeable. Refreshing and round feeling in the mouth with a medium finish. A very nice example of a refreshing Rose. One taster noted "reminds me of the rose wines we would get in Greektown, Chicago".
Wine Technical Data
||100% Pinot Noir
||Silverado Trail, Napa Valley
||Sept. 11th, 2007
|Sugar at Harvest
||Fermented in stainless steel tanks
|Aging / Cooperage
||12.5% by volume
||pH: 3.51, TA: .58
Technical Notes - Don Ernesto 2007 Vin Gris Rose, Napa Valley
Don Ernesto Credo
"Good wine shouldn't be complicated. Like a rainbow or a puppy or a picture of yourself when you were slightly flushed, good wine should make you feel happy to be alive, enjoying life, surrounded by friends. Don Ernesto is just that kind of fun in a bottle--and a slightly quixotic winegrower, too. Put a smile on your face: enjoy Don Ernesto."
About Don Ernesto
We've been making wine for thirty years, and in that time, we've come to believe in the words above as the foundation of what we do. Why shouldn't wine simply be enjoyed as part of our lives? Why shouldn't it be there to make the bright times brighter? With these ideas in mind, we created a series of wines that are purely about enjoyment: no attitude, no posturing, and no problems.
Winemaker's tasting notes
This Pinot Noir Rose's nose of strawberry and lemon perfectly evokes summer nights, and its racy mouth of strawberry, Royal Anne cherry, and grapefruitwith a slight hint of cinnamonwill make you want to finish the bottle and open another.