This wine is a blend of Pinot noir from six unique Sonoma Coast vineyards ranging from Annapolis to the Petaluma Gap. Gap’s Crown, Sangiacomo, Silver Eagle and Walala Vineyards represent key components used to produce this rosé.
The 2021 harvest period brought relief in a few different ways. The air remained clear with no fires in Sonoma or Napa Counties and COVID-19 vaccines became widely available offering a reprieve from pandemic lock downs and severe health concerns. Spirits were lifted and the grape harvest and wine quality benefited. Brief heat waves in August and September ripened the grapes to optimal maturity as the weather stayed dry until major rains arrived starting October 22. Yields were lower than average in 2021 resulting in deeper, concentrated wines. This Rosé of Pinot noir is a blend of saignée juice and pressed wine. The grapes were hand-harvested in the cold of night. Fermentation was performed in stainless steel tanks at very low temperatures over three months. The resulting rosé is elegant and vibrant with fresh acidity.