2011 Luminous Hills Rosé of Pinot Noir AURA Yamhill-Carlton

2011 Luminous Hills Estate Grown Rosé of Pinot Noir Yamhill Carlton AURA Label

The San Francisco Chronicle, 2012. By: Jon Bonné. We are honored to have our 2011 Luminous Hills Rosé of Pinot Noir Aura named in the esteemed San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 100 Wines in the West for the Rosé category. “A true Pinot rose expression from this young Oregon label. Made by the saignee process, it blends the floral aspects of baby’s breath and carrot leaves with high-toned cranberry and white stone. Thoughtful and delicate.” Read the full article here: http://www.sfgate.com/wine/top100/2012/otherwhites/

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, July 2012. By: Josh Raynolds. Light orange.  Red berries, blood orange and fresh flowers on the intensely perfumed nose.  Juicy, focused, refreshingly bitter raspberry and cherry flavors are complemented by a subtle touch of licorice.  Supple and spicy on the finish, which offers tangy orange zest and ginger qualities. 90 points

 The San Francisco Chronicle, May 27, 2012. “This young Oregon label produced a standout with its first rosé from the Luminous Hills site outside McMinnville. A saignée effort aged in two-thirds old oak, it shows amazing floral tones – baby’s breath and carrot leaves to match delicate cranberry and white stone flavors. Almost porcelain, but very versatile.” Read the entire article here: A Bounty of Rosé

PinotFile, May 11, 2012. By: Rusty Gaffney, MD. Very pretty pink-orange color in the glass. Aromatically pleasing with scents of fresh strawberries and raspberries with a hint of pink grapefruit. Delicate but flavorful, with a mild refreshing tartness. The core of strawberry, raspberry, and blood orange flavors is framed by discreetly firm tannins and the dry finish has surprising length. A serious rosè that has some perseverance. Very good. Read full review here: http://princeofpinot.com/tastingnote/5008/

Sips & The City, May 1, 2012. “This was a fan favorite and was one of the ones I was sending people over to try as well. This wine hails from the Yamhill-Carlton District, which is a high elevation site. I loved how the label popped on the bright wine. A fabulous find for $21. Read the entire blog post here: Sips on the Road: Oregon Unwine’d