Wishram, W2014 Rose_bA., June 17, 2015 – Jacob Williams Winery is happy to announce the release of their 2014 Rosés. As a small, family-owned boutique winery, Jacob Williams has made a name for itself by producing fantastic wines at an unparalleled destination, perched just above the northern bank of the Columbia River. Today we offer up two Pinot Noir-based Rosés—one dry, one off-dry—just in time for summer.

Producing Pinot Noir on any scale is no easy task. This sensitive grape often upsets even the most seasoned professionals, and a slight misstep can tarnish an otherwise beautiful harvest. Andre Tchelistcheff famously said, “God made Cabernet Sauvignon, whereas the Devil made Pinot Noir.” In spite of Tchelistcheff’s claim, we’re happy to report that John Haw’s 11 years of experience at Sokol Blosser in the Willamette Valley set him up for success on this one. Our new Rosés are diabolically delicious.

We sourced our grapes from Jack Brady’s Underwood Mountain Vineyards. The southeasterly facing slopes of the vineyards sit at 1180 feet, and they consistently generate top-tier fruit. The combination of high elevation, cool climate, and volcanic sandy loam soil makes this growing region similar to the Mosel River Valley of Alsace. John Haw couldn’t have asked for better fruit to work with.

After stainless steel fermentation, the fruit has taken on a crisp, refreshing character. On the palate, our Rosés offer brilliant acidity, a flash of green apple, rose petal, strawberry, and spicy watermelon. In other words, it is quite versatile when paired with food. Think chèvre, light pastas, and seafood.

To further facilitate your picnic planning, we’re offering live music every Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00PM throughout the summer. We’ll do our best to ration the Rosés so they last that long. We look forward to seeing you soon!

From all of us at Jacob Williams,