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ONWARD Petillant Naturel  Rose of Pinot Noir  "Hawkeye Ranch" Redwood Valley 2018

Retail Price: $30

Value Rating: 3

Wine Factor: 1
Date Posted: May 12, 2020
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Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 90.5

Very Good Value


Rusty orange color like Provence Rosé. Spicy, savory aroma of cherry skins, ruby grapefruit zest, arugula and pomegranate. Tasty, non-fruity flavors of dry herbs de Provence, red apples, spiced cherry, crushed almonds and cherry pit. Delicious non-fruity flavors, textured and multi-dimensional. Not your fruity, easy going bottle of bubbles…this is a sparkling wine for grown-ups.

Here’s a primer on Pétillant Naturel if you need it.

Onward and Farmstrong Wines is the creation and passion of winemaker Faith Armstrong Foster. I very much like her vineyard-driven winemaking and affinity for the esoteric while not being too much “out there.” Oh yeah, and the wines are very good too. We need more wineries like Onward and they are important to support! Read all of my Onward and Farmstrong wine reviews HERE. 

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