2023 Wayfarer WF2 Rosé

Tasting Notes

A shimmering pale salmon pink in the glass, the 2023 WF2 Rosé reveals fresh aromas of cut strawberry, crushed raspberry, white peach and perfumed orange blossom. The palate delights with refreshing and racy acidity, balanced by vibrant red berry fruit and finishing with a wet river stone minerality. The 2023 is well-suited for immediate enjoyment but can cellar for a few years if desired.

About Wayfarer WF2

WF2 wines possess a true sense of place, outstanding quality and exceptional value. 100% grown and made by us in tiny quantities, they are a barrel-by-barrel selection.

Winemaking Notes

The Pinot Noir grapes were hand-picked at night to preserve freshness, and the fruit was delivered to the winery before sunrise. We hand-sorted and destemmed the fruit before fermenting the juice in neutral French oak barrels.  The wine aged sur lie for three months prior to bottling.

Vintage Notes

The 2023 vintage began with a cool and wet spring, delaying budbreak weeks later than usual. July and August brought warmth and sunshine with above average temperatures driving berry development and ripening, before transitioning into cooler weather in September.  The temperate yet sunny days post-veraison created beautiful flavor and tannin development while retaining freshness, vibrant acidity and complex savory notes in the finished wines.  The mild fall weather and late harvest in 2023 produced truly beautiful and classically styled wines with extended aging potential. 

Wine Data

Todd Kohn
Wayfarer Vineyard, Fort Ross-Seaview, West Sonoma Coast
September 25 - October 13, 2023
February 2, 2024
May 2024
100% Rosé of Pinot Noir
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