Santa Rita Hills
2017 SRH Pinot Noir Rosé
The Santa Rita Hills is a small appellation at the western end of the Santa Ynez Valley that has gained national recognition for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The Valley runs west to east, opening a gap in the coastal range, allowing the late afternoon ocean fog to roll in where it lingers until early morning. The surrounding hills trap the fog before it is dissipated in the wider Santa Ynez Valley.
The fog cools the vines from the day's summer heat and it is this combination of warm days and cool nights that gives the wine its complexity as well as providing acidity to give it structure.
Winemaker's comments: The 2017 Pinot Noir Rosé is made from clone 2A Pinot Noir, also known as Wadenswil aclone which was widely planted in Oregon during its early developement wine industry. I thought the clone's pretty red fruit and aromatics would be a good fit for Rose production.
The destmmed fuit was cold soaked ovvernight for the juice to absorb flavor and color. Pressed the next day the juice was fermentedcool for a long slow fermentation to retain aromatics.
Suggested Retail Price: 20.00
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