Alder Yarrow of Vinography relishes Ousterhout Rosé January 29 2015

In Alder Yarrow's weekly "Vinography Unboxed" blog feature, he refers to all three Ousterhout Pinot Noir Rosé wines as "light, crisp, and delicious." He says, "at $25 a pop, you can't go wrong with Ousterhout." Below, Yarrow scores our wines on a scale of 1-10, from dismal to absolutely delicious.

2013 Ousterhout Rosé of Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California
Palest peachy pink in color, this wine smells of citrus rind, watermelon rind and alpine strawberries. In the mouth, the wine is equally citrus rind and forest berry, both running with mountain stream water. Wonderfully mineral and juicy, with a lovely silky texture. 13.4% alcohol. 360 cases produced. Score: around 9. Buy

2013 Ousterhout "Woods Vineyard" Rosé of Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California
Palest baby pink in the glass, this wine smells of mixed citrus rind and kumquats. In the mouth, flavors of tangerine, raspberry and unripe strawberry have a brisk, crisp brightness thanks to excellent acidity. Wonderfully stony mineral notes sit below the citrusy fruit and make for a truly refreshing package. If only all California rosé could be like this. 13% alcohol. 379 cases produced. Score: between 9 and 9.5. Buy

2013 Ousterhout "800 Vines Vineyard" Rosé of Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California
Palest baby pink in color, this wine smells of citrus peel, white flowers, and alpine strawberries. In the mouth crisp alpine strawberry and watermelon flavors have the added zing of citrus zest, as the wine buzzes with electric acidity. Juicy, bright and utterly refreshing. Excellent. 13.2% alcohol. 124 cases produced. Score: between 9 and 9.5. Buy

Read the blog post on Vinography.com

Want to try all three Ousterhout Pinot Noir Rosé wines? Try the trio sampler!