Composed of our best estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, its soft coral hue is derived from its brief contact with the Pinot Noir skins. The alluring nose brims with apricot, tangerine, toasted brioche and hints of rose. The palate is intricate and complete with flavors of wild raspberry, white cherry, macadamia nut, and peaches and cream, finishing long with hallmark Carneros minerality. This is a stunning wine that drinks beautifully now but will age gracefully for those with the patience to wait.
This wine is created from two different Pinot Noir components: classic base wines without skin contact and base wines that undergo maceration for a few days for color extraction. This second component is essential to the delicate fruitiness and color. Most other producers of Rosé have still red wine added and most often the wines with this procedure produces a flavor memory that is not to our palate. We strive for a seamless, elegant, lightly fruity wine that has nothing in common with red wine.