On the nose, the 2019 rosé welcomes the senses with aromas of potpourri, honeysuckle, grilled peaches, oranges, and watermelon. The sophisticated and dry palate displays flavors of tangerine, wild strawberry, peach, marzipan, and mandarin. A warm toastiness evolves from extended aging on the lees and combines with the ethereal Pinot Noir fruit character. As the wine ages and the tiny bubbles are formed, an elegant wine of great poise evolves.
The 2019 growing season started with saturated soils thanks to abundant winter and spring rains. Cooler weather throughout the summer meant plenty of time for flavors and aromatics to develop, and an early heat spike in August helped push the ample crop of grapes to full maturity. September weather cooled a bit for a more leisurely harvest of our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The wines that resulted show the unique Carneros growing conditions which produce balanced wines with ample fruit and hints of savory elements.
Food Pairing Notes
Remarkably versatile, classic rosé pairings include pork belly, stuffed mushrooms, or strawberry shortcake. It is a beautiful wine for brunch, weddings, and other romantic occasions.