2020 Wayfarer Rosé
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Tasting Notes

White flowers, orange blossom and strawberry fields come together in the glass.  The palate is elevated, with crushed raspberry, strawberry and melon dancing together before before a beautiful sea breeze sweeps them away, cleansing the palate for the next sip.  We hope you enjoy without reservation.  

Winemaking Notes

Pinot Noir grapes were hand-picked in the cool of the night, then hand-sorted at the winery. Fermentation took place in neutral oak barrels, where the wine further aged for three months prior to bottling.

Vintage Notes

Budbreak, bloom and veraison all occurred within our typical timeframes for vine development in 2020.  While annual rainfall was certainly less than average, with only 28 inches compared to our usual 65, we received six inches of rain in April and May.  This late spring rain filled the soil profile and provided plenty of water and energy for the vines.  The summer was a bit warmer than average, with temperatures reaching the mid-80’s most days.  This late summer sun helped develop exceptionally expressive aromatics and flavors in the wines. 

Wine Data

Winemaker:
Todd Kohn
Origin:
Wayfarer Vineyard, Fort Ross-Seaview
Harvested:
August 26 - September 19, 2020
Bottled:
January 22, 2021
Release:
May 2021
Composition:
Rosé of Pinot Noir
Alcohol:
14.1%
pH:
3.39
TA:
6.0
Cases Produced:
360

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