"The 2019 vintage in Sonoma County offered us another opportunity to produce a standout Rose of Pinot Noir; something special. Harvested during the naturally frigid night time temperatures, at an average of 21 Brix, this wine was immediately whole cluster pressed upon arriving to the cellar. This delicate & elegant Rose was fermented in a combination of neutral French Oak Barriques, and stainless steel. The result is a balanced, bone dry wine with racy acidity and 12.6% alcohol. Differing from recent vintages, this wine was produced using only fruit grown on the Sonoma Coast: 58% Green Valley, and 42% Sebastopol Hills. The Hervey Vineyard is family owned & operated in the Green Valley AVA and the fruit from this site is the heartbeat of our Rose each year. Ramondo, a small vineyard located in the Sebastopol Hills, affords us an opportunity to work with several different Pinot Noir clones grown in Gold Ridge soil profiles, invoking complexity in both aroma and flavor.
This wine is generous, with aromas of nectarine, red grapefruit, honey suckle and citrus blossom. Driven by a firm natural acid profile, the palate is driven by juicy & succulent fruits, backed by a strong mineral presence that is reminiscent of river rock. Orange sorbet & tangerine oil finish in what is a tantalizing palate overall."