Special Release Sonoma Coast Rosé of Pinot Noir
The opportunity to produce a small amount of coastal rosé arose late during the 2020 harvest and we grabbed the chance. What we have ultimately produced is a world apart from the sea of easy-drinking fruity pink wines available currently, however. Instead, this is a rich wine with great intensity and much more concentration than usual for this style. In many respects, this drinks more like a DuMOL Chardonnay than a simple, forgettable rosé.
Intensely fragrant aromas of white flowers, herb leaf, white pepper, and lime are followed by vibrant and expressive flavors of fresh strawberry, citrus pith, spearmint, and pear. Lovely soft red berry fruits and mineral notes spring up in the mid-palate, and the wine finishes with a peach-tinged oily density. The wine opens with air to become broad, rich, and layered with obvious depth and energy.
This is a bone-dry, serious-style rosé, more in the vein of a white wine with significant detail to its range of aromatic, flavor, and structural elements. It will be ready to drink this summer but will also be great over the next three years. Like our Chardonnays, serve this wine only lightly chilled: 57F is perfect.
Age of Vines at Harvest
6 months in stainless steel & neutral oak hogsheads
300 cases of 750mL