2018 Endless Crush® Rosé - OGV Estate
The 2018 Endless Crush® has lovely weight on the palate and not quite as much sweet fruit as the 2017. With higher acid and lower alcohol this aromatic rose is beautifully balanced. A crowd pleaser. Ripe watermelon, strawberries, and guava with lovely minerality and racy acidity to delight the palate. The previous vintage was rated 94 points by Wine Enthusiast! This wine is always a BIG hit. Get it while you can!!
“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 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 2018 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.