Every road leads to an adventure, as 19 RO does every bottle of Greetings Rose…
Greetings Rose from the Willamette Valley is flawlessly layered with soft berries, hints of creativity, spontaneity, lush mid-palate texture, unexpected and exciting subtle layers of confidence and a bring crisp finish. A serious wine to satisfy a serious palate.
Premium grapes, premium production. Small lots, Nothing “off-brand” or “bulk” about this wine. We warn you, it will lead to adventure; unexpected dinner parties, new friends, brave nail polish choices, fabulous shoes and lots of laughter. Enjoy Greetings Willamette Valley Rose and let the adventure begin.
2019 marked the return of a cool and mild vintage for the Willamette Valley.
The winter months brought cool temperatures and rainfall to the area but gave way to warmer temperatures as we moved into spring. These warm temperatures gave the vines a boost to start the growing season. As the summer months came and went, they brought cooler than average daytime highs and above average amounts of rainfall for that time of year.
Cool temperatures continued into the fall as harvest approached. The first days of September saw conditions that extended the ripening time of the fruit and pushed out the start to harvest just slightly. Bright and sunny days with cool dry nights returned for the last half of September and continued into October allowing for ideal conditions to make picking decisions. Most consider the conditions to be that of a much more “classic” Oregon vintage. Overall the vintage produced wines with delicate nuanced aromas and balanced acidity.
All grapes were hand-harvested and RO hand-sorted. 50% of the fruit was destemmed and
50% was left on the stem. The destemmed fruit was allowed to sit for 16 hours before it was put into the press with the other half, and it was all pressed together giving a bright – yet subtle color and texture.
Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Müller-Thurgau
Harvest Dates: 9-18 through 10-3
pH: 3.16 | TA: 6.9g/L | Alc. 12.9%