Vintage 2016
Region Carneros
Winemaker Jon Priest

Our Pinot Noir Rosé is sourced exclusively from our Estate Vineyard in Carneros at Grace Benoist Ranch. The cooling influences of the San Pablo Bay and Pacific Ocean allow for delicate maturation of the grapes and retention of the bright flavors. This distinctive wine features Pinot Noir grapes which are grown specifically to showcase the attributes we desire in our Rosé—fresh aromatics, vibrant flavors and natural acidity.

Tasting Notes

Crisp and elegantly dry, traditionally salmoncolored turning to brilliant light pink, this Pinot Noir Rosé offers aromas of fresh strawberries, blood orange, cherry and cranberry with notable flavors echoing the aromas, including citrus notes and cold juicy watermelon. The wine is bright with vivacious acidity, a mineral lift, nicely rounded mid-palate and a persistent finish. Light and refreshing, the wine conjures memories of Marsanny wines blessed with California sunshine.

While often thought of as an ideal warm-weather wine, rosé is now gracing tables year-round, with the complexity to stand up to rich, ample dishes.