Sunday, August 28, 2016

2014 Attune Wines Pinot Noir Rose Sonoma County


Something magical happens when you fall in love with small production wines. Once the nectar touches your lips the quest to find the next gem consumes you. I can tell you this is one of the reasons I look forward to the showcased wines on Cellar Angels but more importantly it allows me to Sip, Save, Donate. Many of these wines are not distributed outside their wine region so without the drive of Young Martin Cody and the rest of the "Angels," we would never know about these beauties. He found a great one in Attune Wines and their 2014 Pinot Noir Rose.

Attune was just a flat piece of land until the arrival of Mike and Nancy Scribner. Once discovered the property was transformed with the planting of Pinot Noir and the estate was taking shape. Along came Ken and Debbie Venner who loved wine and headed for their own quest in wine country. After meeting Mike and Nance they too joined the business. Notice the pattern here. Passion, love of wine it's a natural migration to wine country. Add winemaker Kenneth Juhasz and his obsession for Pinot (my kind of winemaker), along with David Povlak as managing director,  Attune produces "wines of perfect harmony and balance that honor their source and all those who have a hand in their creation" Jason Campbell Sales Director has been there since the first bottle was produced. Great group.

Let's pop the cork. From the moment you pour the wine the ripe fruit races from the glass. Loads of red fruit in cherries, raspberries and strawberries with a kiss of floral notes (fresh cut rose pedal and day lillies). The mouth is lively with the strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit so juicy. Wonderful clean refreshing finish and when the glass was empty my palate screamed more! This is 100% pinot noir and aged 5 months in neutral oak barrels. Only 130 cases produced.

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Cheers
Dan