Nose

Our 2016 Small Lot Collection Pinot Noir Rosé is bursting with aromas of fresh cut wild strawberries, citrus notes and a touch of jasmine.

Palate

Crisp and clean flavors of gooseberry and Rainier cherries are well balanced with bright acidity. Well-structured and dry.

Growing Conditions

The 2016 growing season was a fairly early harvest, similar to the previous few vintages. While grape yields were only slightly greater throughout Sonoma County over 2015, the quality and depth of flavor of the fruit was exceptional. Overall the season was marked by warm days and cool foggy nights with a cooler than average August. The cooler weather resulted in longer hang time for the fruit which provided amazing ripeness and greater layers of flavors without exaggerated sugar levels. The grapes for this Pinot Noir Rosé are grown throughout beautiful vineyards in Sonoma County, mostly in the Russian River Valley. The region’s proximity to the bay with cool breezes and morning fog make it the perfect location for growing Pinot Noir with bright acidity and red berry flavors.

Bottling

A beautiful rose gold in the glass.

Winemaking

Using the saignée technique, this wine was fermented mostly neutral French oak with some in stainless steel.

Aging

This elegant wine was sure lie aged for 5 months, with the lees being stirred once a month.

Appearance

A beautiful rose gold in the glass.

Food Pairing

This is a French style wine that will pair well with light dishes like quiche or flakey fish.