Nittany Epicurean Calls 2018 Prelude Rosé “An Ideal Aperitif”

Wine reviewer Michael Chelus, who writes the Nittany Epicurean blog, is a prolific reviewer of wines and has been since establishing his website in 2013. An attorney based in New York, Chelus features a different wine daily with the exception of Sundays, when he instead shares some of his favorite stories from the worlds of food, wine, beer, cocktails and spirits.

He recently reviewed our 2018 Prelude Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir as a part of his ongoing coverage of Oregon wines, calling it a “great rosé from a winery new to this series.” In addition to the beautiful photos he snapped (above and at right), here’s what else he had to say:

“The wine showed a light ruby color. Cherry, watermelon candy, strawberry and raspberry all arrived on the nose. Cherry, watermelon, strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb, currant and hints of lemon followed on the palate where the lemon dissipated as the wine opened up. The wine exhibited great acidity and balance, along with good structure and length. This wine would be an ideal aperitif and would pair well with grilled pork chops or a smoked salmon tartine topped with goat cheese, red onion and capers.

Unlike last year, we still have some of the Prelude Rosé in stock (because we made more to try to keep up with demand!). We’d be happy to connect you with your own bottles of our second estate wine. Call or email us today and we’ll set some aside for you.

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