This delicate, very aromatic wine offers notes reminiscent of violets, ripe watermelon and wild strawberries. Very fruity on the palate, the crisp acidity offers a refreshing finish and a perfect pairing for foods. Try this Reserve Rosé with a fresh goat cheese salad or with shrimp, crab and lobster. Be careful, though . . . it’s so refreshing that on a hot day you’ll be reaching for that second bottle in no time!
The Russian River Valley appellation, with its cooler summer temperatures, is a great area for growing very flavorful Pinot Noir grapes. A long, cool ripening period allows for a slow and complete maturation of flavor compounds in the fruit. A perfect vintage results in wines showing intense varietal character.
Juice used to craft this elegant Rosé was obtained via the saignée process. Pinot Noir grapes were harvested at night, at the peak of ripeness, and immediately delivered to the winery. There they were gently destemmed and the must moved to tank. After about 20 hours of soaking the juice on the skins to extract just the right amount of color and flavor, juice was separated from the skins and fermented at 50oF. The result is a light pink colored, fruit-forward zesty wine best enjoyed chilled.
76 Cases Produced