Paste Magazine Declares 2018 Prelude Estate Rosé “Full-Bodied and Somewhat Rich, But Also Bright”

Paste Magazine’s Amy Glynn, a San Francisco-based writer and wine reviewer, recently posted a lengthy round-up of 19 different Rosés in her article, “Rosé All Day, All Summer?” Although her article was posted in time for National Rosé Day (there’s a Hallmark Holiday for everything, isn’t there?)—officially the second Saturday in June—Glynn is a proponent of Rosé any summer day, writing:

I’m not going to claim these are “the best” pink wines available right now because there are so many that no one can have possibly tried them all and I hate being specious if I can avoid it. This is a list of “wines I have found interesting and good recently.” Most of them are gentle on the credit card, all of them are worth your time. The “official” rosé day is this Saturday, but I’d argue any summer day is rosé day.

We actually would argue that ANY DAY is good for Rosé, year-round. And, in fact, in her review of our 2018 Prelude Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir, she notes our bottle’s suitability for fall. Which we completely agree. If there’s a better pairing for Prelude than Thanksgiving (or Black Friday) Dinner, we’d like to know.

Here’s what Glynn had to say about our second estate Rosé release…

Bells Up “Prelude” Rosé of Pinot Noir (Oregon, $22)

Small-scale boutique vibe but thanks to the miracle of online shopping not impossible to get. Lovely balance, slightly sober hue (so to speak), like a translucent garnet. It’s full-bodied and somewhat rich, but also bright. It’s heavy on savory notes, white pepper primarily, and there’s a lot of cherry going on. Also a bit of redcurrant and raspberry. Long limber finish. It has an unusually subdued nature for a rosé, in a way that suggests it’s a good foil for fall dishes.

Looking to sample our Rosé? We still have some, and Sara will be pouring it exclusively at Patton Valley Vineyard’s 2019 Drink Pink Rosé Festival next Saturday, July 13 from Noon-4 p.m. (tickets are nearly sold out!). To reserve your bottles, contact us at the winery at or call 503-537-1328 and we’ll be happy to set some aside for you.

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