2015 Vaughn Duffy Wines Sonoma County Rosé of Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., pH 3.17, TA 0.74, 616 cases, $20. Released March 2016. Saignée method. 80% Pinot Noir, 16% Syrah and 4% Zinfandel. 80% aged in neutral French oak barrels, 20% in stainless steel. No malolactic fermentation. · Moderate watermelon color in the glass. Aromas of strawberry, apple, straw and nuts lead off. More engaging on the palate, with a variety of fruit flavors showing up including cranberry, watermelon, apple and blood orange augmented nicely by a savory herbal and nutty tone. A good acid underbelly keeps the wine fresh and vibrant. Score: 89. Reviewed October 2, 2016

Winery: Vaughn Duffy Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir