The Pinot Noir for the 2017 REX HILL Willamette Valley Rose was handpicked from Blocks 6 & 9 in the REX HILL Estate Vineyard and soaked on its skins for a few hours to pick up just a blush of color. The juice was then fermented individually in a handful of neutral French oak barrels and Demi-Muid. A delicate salmon pink color with a touch of coral, the 2017 REX HILL Willamette Valley Rose is sophisticated and smooth opening with aromas of white peaches, strawberries and vanilla sablé cookies. The palate is broad and gentle with delicately bruised and baked fruit flavors, turning to savory notes of tamarind and quince with a touch of citrus before finishing with a creaminess reminiscent of strawberry shortcake. With balanced acidity and tannins, The 2017 REX HILL Willamette Valley Rose is the perfect wine pairing for all courses of a meal.