2022 Rosé of Pinot Noir
Fresh aromas of strawberry, powdered sugar and a hint of orange blossom burst from the glass. Quenching flavors of pomegranate and raspberry are present from the entry to mid palate. The balanced acidity supports the fresh strawberry and soft minerality in the lingering finish.
This wine was created using the saignée method with juice from our Sonoma Coast Single Vineyard Pinot Noir estate grapes. We wanted to create an enjoyable rose that reflects the characteristics of our Sonoma Coast vineyards and is still true to our Martinelli style. This wine best denotes the flavor profiles of our vineyards, showcasing how beautiful the fruit from the Sonoma Coast can be.
2021 was the driest known year on record and was also the third year of drought conditions for Sonoma County. Contrary to these conditions, the summer was relatively cool and started two weeks later than the previous year. The drought conditions did bring ripeness to each of our varietals at just about the same time. By the end of the first week, we had 40% of total tonnage in the winery. This included Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel from both Fort Ross-Seaview and Russian River Valley. Despite being a very compact harvest, small clusters and berry size have yielded exceptional quality which makes 2021 a standout vintage