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2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir 750ml

Russian River Valley

Winemaker Notes

The spring of 2017 was the wettest on record, recorded since 1902, for Russian River Valley and Sonoma County. We welcomed the rainfall that filled reservoirs and recharged groundwater, after 5 consecutive years of drought. Moderate spring temperatures encouraged the vines out of dormancy with windy and foggy conditions, vines were able to set what looked like a larger than average crop. Several warm weeks in June, provided optimal conditions for vine growth and kept our vineyard manager on his toes. The summer conditions were ideal until an extreme heat spice in late August and early September, quickly ripened Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and set off a fast paced picking schedule. Fortunately, all of our vineyards were harvested and wines were in barrel when on October 8th, Sonoma County experienced the worst firestorm in California history.

Tasting Notes

This wine is a delightful accompaniment to a light summer lunch, a leisurely picnic or a laid-back summer evening. This Rosé has alpine strawberry and late-summer watermelon aromas, echoing flavors, all supported by bright acidity and a tart cranberry finish.

Vineyard Notes

Our twelfth release of the Rosé of Pinot Noir in 100% Martini Clone Pinot Noir sourced exclusively from our Martaella Estate Vineyard. We whole-cluster press Pinot Noir grapes to produce an elegant and vibrant Rose. The juice is fermented in older French oak barrels, providing some additional texture and richness.


Vintage 2017
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Russian River Valley
Harvest Date August 16th , 2017
Acid .71 mg/L
PH 3.18
Bottling Date February 2018
Alcohol % 14.1
Size 750 ml

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