I was looking for something more summery to drink and I pulled out a bottle that I had purchased a couple years back when my cousin was visiting. We had gone down to Portland for a long weekend to visit my brother and his family and spend an afternoon wine tasting in the Willamette Valley.
Walnut City Wineworks is located in McMinnville, Oregon, in a re-purposed walnut processing plant (hence the name of the winery). They share their space in a cooperative venture with Carlton Hill Vineyards, Bernard-Machado, Lundeen and Robinson Reserve.
The Walnut City Wineworks 2012 Rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir. It is a dark, pink salmon color, with a crisp, tart strawberry flavor. This Rosé has aged beautifully, maintaining a lot of structure over the last couple of years. It is certainly drinking well!
This wine certainly hit the spot for an evening spent with Jon and a friend, and was delicious over the next couple of days as well.
Have you tried any of the Walnut City Wineworks wines? What did you think?