2020 Double L Rosé of Pinot Noir
Located in the well-drained foothills above the Salinas Valley, the Santa Lucia Highlands Appellation is California’s most distinctive region for growing terroir driven wines. Strong afternoon winds and coastal fog originating from nearby Monterey Bay flow through the AVA, resulting in one of the longest growing seasons in North America.
Conscientiously farmed since the original plantings in 1997, today the Double L is the only certified organic vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Located at the northern end of the AVA, the vineyard’s unique north-south row orientation provides optimal wind and sun exposure.
Our Rosé is produced using pinot noir dedicated solely to rosé production, picked at lower sugar and higher acids. The grapes were destemmed and left to macerate for one hour, then pressed. Its clean fermentation yielded a wine with bright fruit flavors and refreshing acidity, making it light and approachable.
This singular, limited release of Double L Rosé of Pinot Noir features lively aromas of ruby grapefruit, fuji apple, and subtle white pepper, followed by flavors of orchard fruits, wet stone, and tangerine. Dry and medium bodied, this wine is incredibly versatile – try it chilled for a patio lunch with niçoise salad and smoked salmon.