We believe that when you close your eyes a rosé should taste and feel like a white wine. The color of this rosé is pale but piercing, gained through three days of skin contact before pressing. The body is dry, complex, and imbued with a delicate fresh acidity. On the nose, one senses orange blossom, tangerine, and rose petal. On the palate, intermingled flavors of nectarine, watermelon, and pink grapefruit. This wine is dry and complex while also refreshing and bright and evokes images of poolside, beachside, or backyard sipping.
An early winter downpour and spring rains filled our reservoirs after two consecutive drought years. The growing season was consistent and mild with the moderating influence of the Carneros marine layer allowing the grapes to mature slowly. Ten days of heat in early September were mitigated by high humidity and irrigation, but grape maturation was accelerated, and our fast-paced harvest was completed by September 15th. An eventful season yielded a remarkable vintage with voluptuous wines balanced with vibrant acidity.
Food Pairing Notes
Our 2022 Avant-Garde Rosé of Pinot Noir can be enjoyed on its own, but also pairs beautifully with Tuscan Pecorino cheese or any brunch food. Our winemaker suggests pairing with a lightly dressed salad such as Niçoise, caprese, or burrata salad with fresh strawberries and mint will really bring out the character in the wine.