Pinot Noir Nouveau, a Rosé of Pinot Noir produced by River Road Family Vineyards and Winery… the beginning of a family tradition

2012 Nouveau Rosé of Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

This 2012 Nouveau (nuvo), a Rosé of Pinot Noir, is produced from hand-selected Pinot Noir grapes. We harvested the grapes from our lovely Russian River Valley vineyards, with only 240 cases of this very special wine being produced. Pinot Noir grapes were gently pressed during the winemaking process, with the free-run juice now being the hallmark of this Nouveau. Harvested in September of 2012, this Rosé was released on the first Monday of December 2012, marking our inaugural tradition… And, hopefully yours too, for any of your celebrations ahead.

Tasting Notes

The 2012 Nouveau is very light bodied, and has refreshing aromas and flavors of juicy strawberries and delicious plums. A soft Rosé of Pinot Noir, this wine is intended to be enjoyed as a young, uncomplicated beverage, with great everyday appeal.

Food Pairings

This wine will pair perfectly with Grilled Eggplant, Chicken Tetrazzini, or Vegetarian Taro Egg Rolls

$14.99 btl

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Absolutely delightful and better than many  Nouveaus from France.


Beaujolais Nouveau, the delicious and much sought after wine made
from Gamay grapes, is the most popular vin de primeur. Fermented for just a few weeks before being released on the third Thursday of November, this "Beaujolais Nouveau Day" enjoys heavy marketing while Nouveau producers race to get the first bottles to different markets around the globe.


Along comes a California innovator, producing a 2012 Nouveau (Rosé of Pinot Noir)
With the 2012 harvest just about to begin, winemaker Joe Freeman found the stimulating aromas and flavors of his Green Valley, Russian River Pinot Noir grapes so exhilaratingthat he came up with an exciting idea… “Why not see what this wine would be like within a few months? Why not release a 2012 Nouveau in early December?

The French-inspired tradition of Nouveau was novel for River Road Family Vineyards
and Winery, and Joe’s boss Ron Rubin (a beverage innovator in his own right, as the
proprietor for The Republic of Tea) was delighted with the concept, giving him full
creative license.

Joe Freeman is tasting the wine as it develops at the winery, and has this to share:
“The rich, ruby color of this wine is just gorgeous to look at, and it’s so
exciting to taste the young and developing flavors of strawberries and ripe
cherries. It’s going to be our very FIRST wine of this nearly perfect 2012
Vintage. Right now it’s so light bodied and refreshing that I can see where
this is headed, and know what a gem it’s going to be.”

This newly released wine is also going to be a great way for River Road Family
Vineyards and Winery to celebrate this new vintage with everyone. This may be
the FIRST 2012 wine released in the State of California; and, Joe is so delighted
to be able to create a wine that most people would never get a chance to taste at
this stage in its development. The only way anyone could, would be to visit the
winery to enjoy a barrel sample. For most people, that’s not possible. This wine
will bring consumers to wine country in a glass…

Winemaker Joe Freeman’s creative palette is also reflected in the label for this special bottling… avant garde in the most delightful of ways, and starting a Nouveau family tradition at River Road Family Vineyards and Winery.
Produced from Russian River Valley grapes, only 240 cases of this Nouveau were made from hand-selected Pinot Noir clusters. Gently pressed during winemaking, free-run juice became this wine’s hallmark. Only fermented a few months, this Nouveau will always be released on the first Monday of December. This year, December 3, 2012, marks its inaugural launch… and hopefully yours too, for any celebrations ahead.

Suggested retail is $15.00.
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