Washington Wine Blog’s Dr. Owen Bargreen — Level 2 Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers — recently posted his comprehensive 2020 Pacific Northwest Rosé Report. We were delighted to discover that not only did he write a lovely review of the 2019 Prelude Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir, he included it among his picks for Top Oregon Rosés.
Here’s what he says:
2019 Bells Up ‘Prelude’ [Estate] Rosé – The ‘Prelude’ Rosé was made from Pinot Noir grapes sourced from the Chehalem Mountains AVA in the Willamette Valley. Bright Bing cherry with shades of pomegranate seed and melon tones all fill the nose. The freshness and wonderful acidity of the wine really shines as delicate red fruits and citrus rind, with damp earth accents all combine marvelously on the palate. The mouthfeel and texture is really good. Drink 2020-2025 – 90