2021 Rosella's Pinot Noir
Planted by Gary and Rosella Franscioni in 1996, Rosella’s Vineyard is one of the most renowned estates in the appellation. The vineyard benefits from eastern exposure, strong marine influence, and sandy loam soil that allows good drainage; encouraging deep vine roots. This famed terroir produces wine with expressive aromatics and supple texture on the palate.
The grapes were completely destemmed after hand sorting, and fermented with native yeast in open top tanks. After fermentation, the wine was transferred to 40% new Burgundy barrels, for malo-lactic fermentation and 11 months of aging.
Deep and concentrated with a medium garnet color, this limited production pinot noir showcases characters of black cherry, cinnamon, and forest floor. Flavors of red and black fruits, baking spices, and sandalwood make it a perfect match for rib roast, lamb chops, or just about anything off the grill.