Cart 0 items: $0.00

Close

Qty Item Description Price Total
  SubTotal $0.00

View Cart

 
My Account  |  Login
2009 Rose of Pinot Noir, Fort Ross Vineyard, Sonoma Coast - SOLD OUT

2009 Rose of Pinot Noir, Fort Ross Vineyard, Sonoma Coast - SOLD OUT

This Rose was made from 100% Pinot Noir and exhibits true Pinot Noir characteristics with layered flavors of bright strawberries and white peach. ONLY 223 CASES PRODUCED.

 

 

Our 2009 Rosé has expressive aromatics with notes of wild strawberry, white peach and tea leaves. This bright, full flavored dry Rosé has a rich palate that is delicately balanced by minerality and gentle acidity. It perfectly complements many types of food and is and excellent aperitif.

 

Hope you will enjoy the first release from our new winemaker, Jeff Pisoni.

2009 Rosé Fort Ross Vineyard Tech Sheet

Wine Specs

Vintage 2009
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Harvest Date September 21-22, 2009
Acid .66g/100ml
Aging 6 months
Bottling Date January 19, 2010
Alcohol % 14.2

Wine Profile

Tasting Notes Our 2009 Rose has expressive aromas with notes of wild strawberry, white peach, and tea leaves. This bright, full-flavored dry Rose has a rich palate this is delicately balanced by minerality and gentle acidity. It perfectly complements many types of food and is an excellent aperitif.
Winemaker Notes This Rose was made from 100% Pinot Noir, using the French saignee method. After hand-sorting, the grapes were crushed and allowed to soak on the skins for 48 hours. A small amount of free-run juice was then "bled" and separated from the recently crushed grapes and fermented without further contact with the skins and seeds. The wine was barrel fermented and aged for 6 months in used, neutral French oak barrels. The wine underwent a partial malolactic fermentation. This added complexity, but still maintained much of the fresh acidity.
Other Notes 2009 was an excellent year for the early ripening Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grown on the Sonoma Coast. The year began with a warm January but soon turned cold. The year was generally cooler than usual throughout the major part of the growing season and this coolness gave the wines their vibrant characteristic. In the 3rd week of September there was a heat spike that concentrated the flavors that had been teasingly on the verge. The entire vineyard was harvested in four exhausting days to capitalize on the even ripening, intense flavors and luscious fruit. All grapes were harvested and in barrel before the damaging rains of October.
 

Product Reviews

Add A Product Review
E-Mail me when someone reviews this product

Leave this field blank: