Brandborg "Scarlet Cuvée" Rosé 2019: Umpqua Valley, Oregon

Grape: Pinot Noir

Region/History Notes: Elkton, part of the Umpqua Valley, is just south of the more famous, Willamette Valley. Elkton is also a younger region- winemaking dating back to just the 1970’s. It is markedly cooler and rainier than other Oregon regions so cool climate grapes like Riesling and Gewürz. grow well here. And of course, you can’t be a winery in Oregon without growing Pinot Noir! Terry and Sue Brandborg started their winery with 5 acres of Pinot Noir about 40 years ago and have remained committed to high-quality, boutique wines.

Tasting Notes: This Rosé is fuller bodied, more robust and has a richer mouthfeel than many other rosés. The texture is creamier and there is loads of cherries, cranberries and citrus notes making it perfect with spicier mediterranean foods.

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