Skip to main content
Menu
707.293.9576
Cart

2018 Endless Crush® Rosé Sexton Road Ranch

2018 Endless Crush® Rosé Sexton Road Ranch
In Stock
Add To Cart
$38.00
 
SKU: IF18ROSSEX

In 2018 I realized my vision of creating three single vineyard, intentional rosés from the three beautiful Pinot Noir vineyards I have worked with since 2013. The Pratt Sexton Road is a full bodied, fruit driven rosé that will stand up to BBQ or a cheese and charcuterie platter!

“The first time I had an elegant dry rosé wine was on a simple but romantic picnic with my husband Simon in Provence 35 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 with romance. In 2004, 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”.  I am very excited to share the three single vineyard versions this year. “ – Kathleen Inman, Winemaker and Owner

Some rosés are made as a by-product 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 2018 vintage of Endless Crush® Pratt Sexton Road Ranch is made entirely from Jim Pratt's Sonoma County Sustainable, vineyard at the top of Sexton Road in the Sebastopol Hill Neighborhood; like that first rosé I enjoyed in France, this wine is a beautiful, rich pink with a hint of salmon and is juicy, crisp and refreshing. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Vineyard Designation
Pratt Sexton Road Ranch
Harvest Date
August 2018
Acid
0.78
pH
3.2
Bottling Date
January 22, 2019
Residual Sugar
0.08
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Enthusiast
94
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The nose on this Endless Crush® is a heady blend of mace, nutmeg and berries. On the palate it reminds us of a bowl of fresh strawberries, raspberries and blackberries with an infusion of exotic spice. Intoxicating and with excellent acidity and a structure that we think will hold up to grilling and BBQ.
Winemaker Notes
The fruit was harvested by hand at night, and was destemmed, crushed and sent direct 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 small stainless steel barrels at ambient temperatures on the lees, with regular battonage, until it was prepared for bottling. After cross-flow filtration, the wine was bottled under Stelvin closure.
Production
224 Cases
Product Reviews
BY JANICE O'LEARY, SARA L. SCHNEIDER (FORBES MAGAZINE)'s Gravatar
BY JANICE O'LEARY, SARA L. SCHNEIDER (FORBES MAGAZINE)
(Aug 2, 2019 at 10:56 AM)
Leading the field in pushing rosé into wine geek territory (in the best way) is Kathleen Inman, who has produced a Pinot Noir Rosé from her Olivet Grange estate vineyard in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley since 2004, a wine she made to mark her 20th wedding anniversary to her husband, Simon, aptly called “Endless Crush.” Inman is convinced that a good rosé can not only carry unique flavor markers from its fruit source, but also reflect the nuances of the specific site the fruit came from. In fact, she believes rosé can do that almost better than a red wine.

Here’s how she explains it: “It’s my belief that the riper grapes get, the longer they stay on the vine, the more the unique varietal [and vineyard-specific] flavors are muddied. Pinots that are left to reach high brix before picking all take on stewed fruit, prune, or raisin flavors that aren’t easily differentiated from Syrah or Grenache that have also been left to hang. In contrast, if you pick when the grapes first become ripe, like I do for rosé, the unique flavors really stand out.”

So in 2018, besides the rosé from her estate vineyard, Inman made a rosé from two other vineyards she sources Pinot from in the region. The trio—a first, as far as we know—make a terrific study in terroir through rosé. “The contrast among the three vineyards I work with is very noticeable in the red wines,” she says, “but as rosé, they’re worlds apart.”

The three bottles of Inman’s Endless Crush would elevate a summer gathering of serious wine friends to all new levels of rosé consciousness. And we’ve added a few more of our new favorites—all offering the nuance of variety and place that make them serious wines.

Inman Family 2018 Pratt Sexton Road Endless Crush Rosé of Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

This one is about fruit. Fuller-bodied and darker pink, it offers up jasmine, forest, and spice on the nose, with loads of raspberry and strawberry following on an impressively structured palate, and a sassy kick of citrus trailing on the finish ($38).

Forbes Magazine- July 6, 2019

By Laura Bortolot (Forbes Magazine)'s Gravatar
By Laura Bortolot (Forbes Magazine)
(Aug 2, 2019 at 11:47 AM)
Inman Family “Endless Crush,” Sonoma County. This sustainable winery makes a trio of pretty-in-pink rosés made from Pinot Noir in three different parcels in the Russian River Valley. The unifying theme is a linear freshness and underlying tart red fruit. The savory Pratt Sexton Road expressed currents and wild raspberry and was elevated by bright garden notes. SRP: line priced at $38

American Rosé: Pink, Patriotic and Pleasing Forbes Magazine

July 3, 2019

Virginie Boone's Gravatar
Virginie Boone
(Aug 2, 2019 at 12:38 PM)
94 Inman Family 2018 Endless Crush Pratt Sexton Road Rosé of Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast). Made from a site atop the Sebastopol Hills area near Freestone, known for its cooler climate, this is a quenchingly tart and textured wine, with structure and complexity. Fresh in lime, lemon and an endless taste of wild strawberry, it’s a sublime expression of great fruit with lasting substance. —V.B. abv: 13.5% Price: $38

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

September 2019

Drew Stofflett's Gravatar
Drew Stofflett
(Aug 2, 2019 at 12:48 PM)
Last but not least, the 2018 Endless Crush Rosé of Pinot Noir Pratt Sexton Road is another of Jim Pratt’s certified sustainable vineyards, located to the west in the Sebastopol Hills district of the RRV. This wine is a giant bowl of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, firmed up with a plethora of exotic spices. Bring on the salmon and barbecued ribs.

Stofflet: Endless Crush Rosé shows where the love comes from Aspen Daily News

April 19, 2019

Meg Houston Maker's Gravatar
Meg Houston Maker
(Aug 10, 2019 at 2:37 PM)
2018 Inman Family Endless Crush Rosé Pratt Sexton Road Russian River Valley Saturated candy pink color with a sharp perfume but substantial body, with dark berries and a clean tropical finish. A wine for more substantial foods: try roasted chicken dressed with fresh fruits, rosy pork tenderloin, rare lamb, salmon. Vegetarians will want faro salad, curries, and beans with dried fruits and nuts.

terroirreview.com July 7, 2019

Add A Product Review
E-Mail me when someone reviews this product
Leave this field blank: