2019 'Rosalee' Rosé of Pinot Noir
The 2019 Rosalee is a salmon-pink hue with juicy fruit aromatics overlying dried herb, rose hip and cracked pepper notes.
We really consider it an exceptional wine that stands up nicely to cheeses, dried fruits, nuts and even grilled meats.
The Will's Cabin Estate Vineyard lies some 20 miles south of the winery at elevations reaching over 2300 ft. The north-west facing ridge is heavily fractured Vacqueros sandstone with steep slopes and awesome exposure. A mere 14 miles separates the vineyard and ocean, though it often basks in morning sun as it sits above the morning fog. This is an earlier ripening vineyard that produces wines that are seriously structured with a wild, mountain character that continues to impress us.
2019 “Rosalee”, from the “Will’s Cabin” Pinot Noir vineyard at Gist Ranch. Made from the most acid clone (Mariafeld) at the site and left on the skins for about 24 hours, the wine has the acid, phenolic structure and texture to make it a truly interesting wine.