"Out of the past 25 years, there has never been such an idyllic vintage as 2012. After the scare of a record dry winter, a March miracle provided the precipitation needed to fill up the reservoirs. This late moisture was followed by some quick work to catch up on canopy management, then a nice spring set, moderate heat, a long growing season, and a relaxed harvest... as close to perfect as ever could be. The fruit developed wonderful flavor as it slowly ripened and was able to be picked at lower average brix (sugar) than the last few years, making for full-flavored, yet balanced, wine that exhibits a nice, long, mouth-watering finish.
Stunningly beautiful to the eye with a gem-like glimmer, this whole cluster pressed rosé of Pinot Noir exhibits delicate purity. Aromas of pear and wild strawberry dance from the glass as complex flavors of mineral and herb co-mingle with a vibrant mouth-feel—an absolutely refreshing experience! This Vin Gris of Pinot Noir is an incredibly versatile wine to pair with food as it can stand up to the more extreme of ethnic cuisines—Asian, Mexican and Indian—yet it is completely comfortable with a simple sandwich or classic French bistro fare." -Winery