2015 Rosé of Pinot Noir

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In the spirit of Praxis where practice makes perfect, Bill likes to play a little as a winemaker.  We made some Rose a few years ago, but wanted to expand our portfolio again this year.  The Pinot Noir grapes are from the Southern end of the Sonoma Coast appellation - West of the town of Sonoma at the border of the Carneros appellation where the cool climatic conditions of San Pablo Bay influence growth and ripening.  The idea was to make a lovely dry rose and this is it!

The wine is a light salmon pink color with light citrus, strawberry, and melon aromas.  Flavors of strawberry, raspberry and rhubarb are accented by a delicate touch of spice.  The wine is dry and has bright subtle layers.  It is crisp and clean on the palate with good acidity and a full, rich body.

Production Notes

Varietal Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Alcohol
13.9%
pH
3.5
Brix at harvest
23.2
% Malolactic
0
TA (g/100ml)
.72
Residual Sugar (g/100 ml)
.1 gm/100ml
Winemaker
Bill Arbios
Production
60 cases

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