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2021 Rosé of Pinot Noir

2021 Rosé of Pinot Noir
Sta. Rita Hills

Sustainability in Practice Certified Wine

Winemaker Bruce McGuire uses Pinot Noir grapes from Lafond Vineyard and Burning Creek Ranch for the Sta. Rita Hills Rosé. 

Lafond Vineyard is ideally situated to produce Pinot Noir exhibiting the unique and exotic flavor profile one finds in only a few regions of the world. Specific areas within our vineyard exhibit elevated concentration and complexity due to soil type and exposure to the elements.

Burning Creek Ranch produces bright fruit with fully-developed flavors. These vines are grown across a blend of river deposited soils from the Santa Ynez River. The delicate Pinot Noir grapes benefit from morning fog and consistent offshore breeze. This wine retains its bright high-tones as it is fermented in stainless steel.

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SKU: 27021
Wine Specs
Harvest Date
Sept. 24 & 28, 2021
22.6 Brix
Bottling Date
December 21, 2021
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2021 Rosé of Pinot Noir is a vibrant, deep pink color with aromas of strawberry and guava. Watermelon, pomegranate, cranberry, and orange peel unite on the palate followed by bright acidity and crispness creating a fresh and ideal wine for the warmer months and a perfect year-round complement to salads, seafood, and any light dish.
Vineyard Notes
53% Lafond Vineyard & 47% Burning Creek Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills AVA
Production Notes
100% stainless steel at cool temperatures
Winemaker Notes
The clonal selection for this vintage is as always spontaneous. This year's Rose of Pinot Noir is composed of 8% Clone 828, 35% Clone 37, 9.5% clone 667 and 37.5% Pommard clone. I am looking for lower sugar blocks and clonal diversity for aromatic complexity. The fruit is destemmed and then soaked overnight before pressing. The 24-30 hour skin contact gives us flavor intensity and rich saturate rose color.
Food Pairing Notes
Seared salmon salad, Mediterranean cuisine, Burrata cheese with strawberries
416 cases produced