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William Rose Wines

William Rose Wines 2022 Sauvignon Blanc

Expressing the Fruit

Winemaker Mark Nicholl has had one spectacular year! In 2023 he decided to turn 50, get married, have a baby and buy a vineyard....and all before harvest has started.

Mark has had experience making wine all over the world, including Australia, France, Italy, California, and Oregon! Mark worked as the head winemaker at Sweet Cheeks for nine years, before William Rose Wines was born.

Rather than pursue a vineyard in the hills of Eugene, he chose to look throughout the entire state for grapes. Knowing Oregon is a spice cabinet of grapes, with different varietals growing all over the state, he wanted to take advantage and have endless possibilities of the wine he chooses to make. William Rose Wines are produced on site at the Oregon Wine LAB from fruit grown in vineyards around Oregon wine country, ranging from the rolling hills of the Willamette Valley to the warm and sultry valleys of the Umpqua and Rogue.

Owner of the Oregon Wine Lab, an urban winery located in Eugene - Mark and his amazing team support small producers of all disciplines offering a great line up of Oregon beer, cider and other small-lot wineries - not to mention YABAI NIKKEI: a Japanese-american farm-to-table food cart that's all the rage. Having just purchased Anindor Vineyard in the Elkton Area, we are excited that this amazing vineyard site will benefit from his knowledge and experience and can't wait to see what Mark makes next.

William Rose Wines

Cellar 503 Tasting Notes

William Rose Wines, Eugene, Oregon
2022 Sauvignon Blanc

A first for William Rose Wines! We are oh-so-excited to introduce our 2022 Sauvignon Blanc!

Made in "Loir-esq." style, this Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in stainless steel for two months, thus creating a combination of complex herbaceous aromas on the nose and lovely tropical notes on the palate...Think of white peach, pear, guava, and passionfruit!

Sourced from the same exclusive to William Rose vineyard that is so secret that we can only say that it is in the Applegate Valley, William Rose's 2022 Sauvignon Blanc is the equivalent of dipping your toes in the pool on a warm day. Bright, with refreshing acidity that gives just a hint of viscosity and blankets your mouth leaving you reaching for another sip before you've swallowed the first one.

Notes of honeydew melon, green pear, lychee and beach grass. Drink this beauty on it's own or make a treat out of the experience by pairing with freshly caught trout and grilled summer squash.

A Cellar 503 selection in September 2023, Vineyard Expressions Applegate Valley | Sauvignon Blanc