2012 Rosé of Pinot Noir
The 2012 Rosé of Pinot Noir was produced using fruit from Ketcham Estates in the Russian River Valley. A blend of free run juice from the 667 and 777 clones was combined after 18 hours of skin contact. This wine was fermented entirely in neutral barrel and aged for seven months. We went to bottle without filtering this wine and it will definitely throw sediment over time. Since this wine is unfiltered, the sediment will continue to add richness and complexity to this wine over time. This is not a flaw, but indicative of our non-interventionalist winemaking style.
This is a very big, juicy Rosé. It has the palate weight to stand up to a good burger or a grilled pizza. With a nose of strawberries, bright cherry, and fresh jam, this wine is a perfect summer sipper. Serve chilled.
The name for this wine is a dedication to my parents, Mary and Neil Pullen, who are some of the most wonderful people I’m lucky enough to be related to. They have always encouraged us to do whatever our hearts’ desire and gave us the self-assurance to know that we could succeed. I love you tons.