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2017 Brut Rosé

Rosé wines are often believed to be made only from Pinot Noir, but the best, including ours, have chardonnay added for structure. In creating our beloved California Brut Rosé we worked to create a sparkling wine of great balance while emphasizing fruity and floral characteristics to a greater extent than in our Brut or Le Rêve.

Tasting Notes

On the nose, the 2017 vintage welcomes the senses with aromas of rose petal, honeysuckle, and white cherry. Flavors of freshly cut peaches, blood orange, tangerine, and a hint of pie crust evoke the bliss of a perfect summer day through the lovely, long finish. We made this wine by leaving part of the Pinot Noir juice in contact with the skins for three days during harvest. A warm toastiness evolves from this lees contact and combines with the ethereal Pinot Noir fruit character. As the wine ages and the tiny bubbles are formed, an elegant wine of great poise evolves. Rosé wines are often believed to be made from only Pinot Noir, but the best, including ours, have Chardonnay added for structure.

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Food Pairings

Remarkably versatile, classic rosé pairings include duck and salmon but our vintage rosé sparkling is also a surprisingly good match with steaks, burgers, and light desserts. It is a beautiful brunch wine, for weddings, and other romantic occasions. But honestly, it's delicious anytime!

Varietal Composition

Vintage: 2017
Varietal: 59% Pinot Noir, 41% Chardonnay
Acid: 0.80g/100ml
pH: 3.1
Alcohol %: 12.0
Sugar (dosage): 0.9%

98 Points
Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
April 2021
93 Points
Wine Enthusiast
March 2021
Rosé sparkling wine in a gold ice bucket with three flutes of wine next to it
Daily Toast
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— Eileen Crane, Founding Winemaker