2020 Pinot Noir Rosé

PETALUMA GAP
$30.00 per bottle   /   $25.50 club price
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This 2020 Pinot Noir Rosé is bursting with fresh nectarines, mixed berry coulis, pomegranates, white peach skin, fruit cocktail, and candied cherries. On the palate, it is crisp and refreshing, showing strawberry tart, peaches, yellow plums, blood oranges, Rainier cherries, and a touch of red apple skin while having a long, pleasant finish. This wine is best enjoyed chilled.

WINERMAKER NOTES

After being hand-harvested, the Pinot Noir grapes from our Sonoma Stage Vineyard were gently whole-cluster pressed. 75% was cool fermented in a stainless steel tank while 25% of the grapes went to neutral barrels. Before fermentation, the juice underwent a cold stabulation (chilling at 40°F) for 7 days, increasing the texture and aromatics. This process is a common practice for Rosé in France. The stainless steel tank was inoculated with a special Provençal-style Rosé yeast while the barrels underwent a native fermentation. The barrels and tank were aged sur lies (on the lees) and stirred every 2-3 weeks for enhanced mid-palate building.

THE VINTAGE

The 2020 vintage in the Petaluma Gap AVA was considered a warmer season than usual for such a cool grape growing appellation. Bud break began in early March, leading to a Spring that had few showers and was relatively dry. Summer was also quite warm and long, leading into a steady Autumn harvest season. The consistent summer weather encouraged our Pinot Noir grapes to ripen on August 24th.

WINE FACTS

Winemaker: Jason Moulton

Appellation: Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Stage Vineyard

Alcohol: 12.5%