Pinot Meunier is one of the three grape varieties used to produce traditional Champage where it brings richness, body and longer aging potential to sparkling wines. Rarely bottled on its own, this varietal shines in the cooler climate of the Russian River Valley, where the loamy Goldridge soils and cooling coastal fog create the perfect microclimate for this unusual varietal.
Brilliant salmon rosy pink in the glass. Lovely aromas of strawberry, fresh stone fruit, pineapple and key lime jump out of the glass. Hints of wet rock and lemon blossom add complexity and round out the nose. Delightfully dry with laser‐ sharp acidity, this vintage is light and nimble on the palate. Flavors of strawberry and raspberry dance across the mouth supported by a grapefruit‐ skin finish that ties it all together and begs for another sip. A great example of what the Russian River Valley can produce with lesser known varietals.
200 Cases Made.
Composition: 100% Pinot Meunier
Harvest Date: October 19, 2018
Fermentation: 80% Stainless steel, 20% Neutral barrel
Release Date: March 1, 2019
The 2018 Rosé comes from our 4 Pinot Noir Vineyards: Azaya Ranch and Chileno Valley Vineyard in Marin (50%), a small corner of Monroe Vineyard (25%) on the Sonoma Coast, and Weir Vineyard in the Yorkville Highlands (25%).
Our dry Rose is a vibrant reflection of summer. It is a blend of the five Pinot Vineyards that we work with. It offers citrus, grapefruit, watermelon and raspberry flavors, supported by a refreshing core.