- The North Coast Collection
- 76% Pinot Noir, 12% Syrah, 7% Cinsault, 5% Grenache, Vintage: 2018, Monterey AVA, Winemaker: Kent Humphrey, 12% alc/vol
VINIFICATION: This beautiful still rosé was fermented and aged in stainless steel to keep the wine crisp and bright, then fined and filtered.
TASTING NOTES: Rose petals, violets, ripe strawberry, fresh sage, saline minerality.
"WHY I LOVE IT" from Sommelier Kristin Olszewski: "I will always remember my first sip of rosé from Provence - the region responsible for making rosé famous. I was struck by the balance of fruit and texture interlaced with the delicate kiss of fresh herbs. This edition of our Pink River rosé is our California interpretation. If you’ve read my description of our sparkling rosé, you’ll now know what a sucker I am for pinot noir in all its forms.
The coastal pinot noir gives this wine that peak-of-season strawberry flavor that you’d pay $10 a basket for at the farmer’s market. This edition is made even more special by the addition of syrah, grenache and cinsault -- creating a scent memory of a fresh ocean breeze running through a field of sage.
PLAYS WELL WITH: Tacos, Mediterranean food, charcuterie, soft cheeses, oven roasted vegetables