Bloomer Creek Half Moon Rosé 2021
The blend for 'Half Moon' is 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Cabernet Franc for that touch of herbal savoriness. The Pinot Noir spends six hours on the skins and is then blended with the Cabernet Franc. The juice is fermented in stainless steel and then bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with just a dash of SO2. The color is a deep, orange-y red, more of a pale red than a rosé. On the nose you get dried rose and bing cherry, and as it opens up notes of dried and fresh herbs, red currant, and a bit of forest floor begin to unfurl. The palate is clean and vibrant with just a touch of tannin; it conjures big bags of fresh summer cherries and red currants.