COLOUR: Deep strawberry.
NOSE: Fresh and enticing with aromas of crushed cherries, lychee, apricot blossom, and light orchid.
PALATE: The flavours are reminiscent of pink grapefruit, white nectarine, and orange zest, all while doing the tango with the essence of tart cherry and Meyer lemon.
COMMENTS: A true summertime wine, this wine would pair exceptionally well with a plate of soft cheeses and ripe summer fruits or fried calamari with a light lemon aioli. For a hearty main dish, we would recommend grilled chicken with peach salsa served with a light pasta salad.
WINEMAKER NOTES: A superb harvest overall, 2014 provided a long warm summer lending fruit with great acidity from a few of our favourite vineyard sources. We sourced the Pinot Noir from Merwin Vineyard in Clarksburg, and the Vioginer from Wilson Vineyard in Clarksburg. After harvesting the grapes, we crushed the Pinot Noir into a tank and put just a few tons of Viognier on the top of each fermenter and rolled the tank (fancy way to say mix). After 24 hours on the skins, we drained off approximately 8% of the juice from this tank to make the Saignée Rosé. The fermentation was kept slow and cool to trap the essential flavours of both the Pinot Noir and the Viognier. The ending result is a floral Pinot Noir Rosé blend that has a juicy mouth feel, bright acidity, and layers of fresh flavour. A great wine for summer sipping!
The Other Guys (TOG) is the next page in the 100-year history of the one of California’s oldest wine families producing beautifully balanced, hand-crafted, artisinal wines from some of California’s finest appellations. Siblings Mia & August Sebastiani, are determined to make wines that will continue their family’s reputation for quality winemaking for generations to come.
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