Don & Sons~The Crusher 2011 Rose of Pinot Noir

The Crusher 2011 Rose of Pinot Noir

The Crusher 2011 Rose of Pinot Noir

The concept of ‘The Crusher’ wines from Don & Sons is grounded in the philosophy that the journey from the vineyard-to the crusher-to your table will capture the freshness of the region to bring you exceptional wines. Their 2011 vintage Rosè of Pinot Noir clearly captures this philosophy.

Sourced from the Merwin Vineyard in Clarksburg, the 2011 Rosè of Pinot Noir has fresh strawberry on the nose with apricot, melon and lime flavors. The finish is crisp and tingling; a medium body wine with a touch of acidity, making it well suited for the dinner table.

I enjoyed this wine after dinner with decadent truffles from Le Belge Chocolatier of Napa, but it would pair equally well with a spicy seafood dish, making this a very versatile wine.

Alcohol 13.6% | Retails $18

Thank you to Winemaker Greg Kitchens, Don & Sons and Balzac Communications & Marketing for providing the wine; and to Le Belge Chocolatier for the truffles.

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Eileen Gross is the Chief Financial Officer for a financial services and risk management firm in Washington, DC. A 1983 Graduate of Fordham University, she is wine lover, traveler, and collector who shares her wine experiences on her blog “Wine Everyday." She is a contributing writer for 12most.com and is a member of the Society of Wine Educators.
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9 Responses to Don & Sons~The Crusher 2011 Rose of Pinot Noir

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  2. Jon Rogers says:

    If you like Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2010 was really good.

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  4. I’m curious how you think this compares to the rosés from Provence.

  5. Liz says:

    Good to know the perfect wine to pair with truffles….mmmmmmm.

  6. Renee says:

    Put this one on my list! Thanks Eileen!

  7. Looks like a great wine for the upcoming warm days of spring. Will put it on my shopping list and can’t wait to taste it.

    • Renee, I liked the 2010, but the 2011 is more my style, it’s more crisp, less creamy than the 2010. My husband and I fought over the last glass! That’s how good this Rose is. Cheers!

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