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Acrobat Rose of Pinot Noir 2013

Rosé from Oregon
  • WW89
  • W&S88
13.5% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Acrobat is wine born to introduce even more people to the power and grace of Pinot Noir Rose. Acrobat Ros is a fruit forward wine with lots of red fruit flavors balanced by a lively acidity and clean finish. The 2013 vintage shows wonderful notes of strawberry and rhubarb pie with wild hints of key lime zest and spice. Enjoy now through 2016.

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Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
A really beautiful rose, the attractive 2013 Acrobat Rose of Pinot Noir is more than just a pretty face; yes, this one is super fruity, but the wine shows balance and a serious nature that can only come with high quality grapes and wineries that know what they are doing. Perfect with lightly grilled chicken, baked ham or just as a wine on the back deck with light appetizers. Yay to King Estate for making such a delicious wine.
W&S 88
Wine & Spirits
Bright and sweet-smelling, this pleasant pink has a generous cherry scent with the flavors to match. It has the mouthwatering acidity to match duck sausages.
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Acrobat, Oregon
Acrobat is Oregon wine made by the King family with the steadfast determination to handcraft wines of the highest quality. The family appreciates pairing an honest wine with casual meals and gatherings. This led to the creation of Acrobat, an effortless selection – a wine that consistently pairs in every way with our lives. Acrobat is artfully crafted every vintage in the gorgeous hills and valleys of western Oregon, with an eye on sustainable winemaking practices.

Home to some of America’s most celebrated Pinot Noir, Oregon maintains a tight focus on small production, high quality wine even while the state’s industry enjoys steady growth. As a world-renowned wine region, Oregon has more than 700 wineries and is home to well over 70 grape varieties. With a mostly Mediterranean climate, its cooler and wetter regions lie in the west, close to the Pacific Coast.

By far the most reputed region is the Willamette Valley, which is further subdivided into six smaller appellations: Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton.

The Valley’s obvious success story is with Pinot Noir, which here takes on a personality that could be described in general terms as somewhere in between the wines of California and Burgundy—and is often more affordable than either one. The best Willamette Pinot noir has a rare combination of red and black fruit, elegant balance, high acidity and rustic earth. While completely enjoyable in their youth, some of the better, single vineyard or appellation-specific Pinot noirs can often benefit from some cellar time.

Other AVAs in Oregon’s west worth noting include Umpqua Valley and Rogue Valley.

In the east are Snake River Valley, which overlaps into Idaho, and Columbia Valley, which Oregon shares with Washington. Summers are hot and dry in these regions but winters are cold and rainy.

Other successful varieties in Oregon include Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot blanc.

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Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. It is produced throughout the world from a vast array of grape varieties, but the most successful sources are California, southern France (particularly Provence), and parts of Spain and Italy.

Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color will depend on the grape variety and the winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta. These wines are typically fresh and fruity, fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel to preserve the primary aromas and flavors. Most rosé, with a few notable exceptions, should be drunk rather young, within a few years of the vintage.

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