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2009 Carriage Vineyards Grenache RosÉ
(Paso Robles AVA)

When we decided to make a rosé wine, we wanted to craft a wine in the style of the great rosés from the south of France. Our rosé is made from 100% Grenache Noir grapes sourced from Carriage Vineyards, a sustainably farmed site in the Paso Robles AVA. Following a long, dry growing season, the grapes were de-stemmed and cold-soaked for several days prior to fermentation in stainless steel tanks. A small portion of juice was reserved for barrel fermentation to give the wine a bit more structure and complexity.

Bottled February 2010


2008 La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir
(Sta. Rita Hills AVA)

La Encantada Vineyard, the first certified organic site in Santa Barbara, was planted in 2000 by Richard Sanford, the “Godfather” of Pinot Noir. It is located on the cooler western edge of the A.V.A, and is often blanketed by fog, which curtails vine vigor and results in intensely flavored grapes. In 2008, extreme temperatures in the vineyard limited the amount of fruit per vine and resulted in Pinot Noir grapes of very high quality. Cold-soaked four days prior to fermentation with native yeasts, the wine was aged for ten months in both new and used French oak barrels. The wine spent an additional six months maturing in the bottle before being released on March 1, 2010.

Bottled August 2009


2007 White Hawk Vineyard Syrah
(Santa Barbara County AVA)

One of the most highly regarded sites in Santa Barbara Co., White Hawk Vineyard’s soil and climate are ideal for the production of world class Syrah grapes. The vineyard is committed to using sustainable and primarily organic viticulture methods. After a long, dry growing season, the 2007 harvest occurred in late-October. Following fermentation with native yeasts, the wine was aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 17 months before bottling.

Bottled April 2009


2007 La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir
(Sta. Rita Hills AVA)

La Encantada Vineyard, the first certified organic site in Santa Barbara, was planted in 2000 by Richard Sanford, the “Godfather” of Pinot Noir. It is located on the cooler western edge of the A.V.A, and is often blanketed by fog, which curtails vine vigor and results in intensely flavored grapes. The 2007 growing season was long and dry, resulting in small, concentrated fruit. Cold soaked for five days prior to fermentation, the wine was aged for 10 months in new and used French oak barrels from Francois Frères. The wine was allowed to develop in the bottle an additional six months before its release on March 1, 2009.

Bottled August 2008

 

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