Santa Rita Hills
2016 SRH Pinot Noir Rosé
The Santa 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: Clone 667 was used in this first bottling of Pinot Noir Rosé under the Lafond label.
Destemming with overnight contact between skin and juice prior to pressing gives the wine a saturated ruby color and aromas of cherry and fruit. At sunset the color is amazing.
Suggested Retail Price: 20.00
2017 available spring 2018
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Sugar: 22.2 Brix
Total Acid: .71
Bottled: February 23 2017