The Sta. Rita Hills is a small appellation at the western end of the Santa Ynez Valley that has gained national recognition for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The Valley runs west to east, opening a gap in the coastal range, allowing the late afternoon ocean fog to roll in where it lingers until early morning. The surrounding hills trap the fog before it is dissipated in the wider Santa Ynez Valley.
The fog cools the vines from the day's summer heat and it is this combination of warm days and cool nights that gives the wine its complexity as well as providing acidity to give it structure.
Winemaker's Comments: This Rose is a multi-clone blend from our neighbors, Burning Creek Ranch, and is comprised of 42% O2A, 35% 828, 14% 267 and 9% 23. The grapes are destemmed and cold soaked overnight for flavor and color from the skins. Cool fermentation retains the fragrant aromas of cherries and blood oranges.
Wine Enthusiast- 90 points
2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir - Sta. Rita Hills
100% Burning Creek Ranch Pinot Noir
AVA: Sta. Rita Hills
September 26 - 27, 2018
Sugar: 23.7 - 24.4 Brix
February 27, 2019
Total Acid: .71
Cool stainless steel fermentation to retain fragrant aromas.
Production: 449 cases
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