Wine of the Day: Bricoleur Vineyards Rose of Pinot Noir

Yes, the time has come, it is Rose season! Well, it has been Rose season for a while in our house as we drink pink all year long. But, as the seasons are slowly transitioning from winter into spring, crisp, lively, refreshing Rose wines are the ideal way to toast warm sunshine-filled afternoons and cool evenings. It also means it is time for safe gatherings together outside, enjoying the splendor of the season.

Community, sustainability, stewardship, family, and friendship are some of the core drivers of Sonoma’s Bricoleur Vineyards. From a long lineage of wine growers and makers, the Russian River estate specializes in crafting premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines that “brings people together to connect, savor life’s simple pleasures, and create joyful memories.” What could be better?! And, what better way to do this than with a chilled bottle of Rose.

Tiny production (less than 250 cases) Bricoleur Vineyards Estate Rose of Pinot Noir ($32) is hand-harvested at night, to ensure delicate fruit is gently handled and kept cool until it arrives at the winery to be whole cluster pressed, held for two days in stainless steel tanks prior to fermentation, and then slowly fermented allowing the full flavor and potential of the wine to shine. The resulting Rose is layered with juicy, vibrant flavors of ruby red grapefruit, wild strawberry, tropical lychee and banana, with a touch of lilikoi, finishing with a zesty liveliness, ideal for enjoying on its own or with tangy goat cheese, spring salads, or light pasta dishes. #Cheers