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2017 Endless Crush Rosé of Pinot Noir

2017 Endless Crush Rosé of Pinot Noir
94 points, Wine Enthusiast
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The first time I had an elegant dry rosé wine was on a simple but romantic picnic with my husband Simon in Provence 25 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 byproduct 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 entire cluster is destemmed and then the grapes are pressed within a few hours of destemming.

This 2017 vintage of Endless Crush® is made entirely from our organically farmed, Sonoma County Sustainable, 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. 

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Olivet Grange Vineyard
Harvest Date
August 2017
Bottling Date
November 7, 2017
Residual Sugar
Alcohol %
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine is pale pink, with aromas of wild strawberry, watermelon, honeysuckle, guava, and ruby grapefruit zest. On the palate, there is strawberry, mineral, blood orange, and watermelon rind.
Winemaker Notes
The fruit was harvested by hand at night, and was destemmed and left to cold soak in half-ton macro bins for a few hours. The fruit was then moved to a Diemme press and pressed on a delicate white wine cycle. The juice was moved to tank for cold settling, racked and then inoculated for primary fermentation using a Provençal yeast strain. It aged in stainless steel on the lees until it was prepared for bottling. After cross-flow filtration, the wine was bottled under Stelvin closure.
1,215 Cases
Product Reviews
VinePair's Gravatar
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(May 2, 2018 at 4:09 PM)
#13 of 25: Bright field strawberries with faint notes of melon on the nose give way to a ripe, fruity palate in this Russian River Valley Pinot Noir rosé. “It has a nice balance,” a taster commented. Average price: $38 - VinePair Staff, The 25 Best Rosé Wines of 2018

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(Jun 1, 2018 at 3:29 PM)
Loads of wild strawberries and a hint of rose petals immediately lift from the glass: This is summertime incarnate. On the palate, a concentrated and ripe red cherry note is joined by minerals, more strawberries, and perfectly ripe watermelon, with a touch of honey on the long finish. This is a serious rosé that is true to its Russian River Valley roots. It's delicious on its own, and wonderful with food. - Brian Freedman, Wines Of The Week: American Pinot Noir Edition

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Wine Enthusiast
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(Jun 1, 2018 at 3:31 PM)
94 points (September 2018 issue)

MillaVilla's Gravatar
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(Jun 19, 2018 at 10:38 AM)
The color matches the blush and thrill from your “first kiss” memories captured forever in this wine, hints the name “Endless Crush”

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