2017 Poseidon Vineyard "Rosé for the Bay"
ROSÉ OF PINOT NOIR
"Our family has farmed Poseidon Vineyard for over forty years. Our vineyard abuts the extensive wetlands of northern San Francisco Bay at the very southern edge of Napa Carneros. The fogs triggered by these intertidal tracts are key to the quality of our fruit and wine. Our work is intertwined with the life of the Bay. Over the next forty years and more, we hope to continue to farm alongside a rich, vibrant and healthy estuary."—Peter Molnar, Co-Founder and Partner, Obsidian Wine Co.
Rosé for the Bay is crafted in support of the San Francisco Baykeeper. Peter Molnar, Co-Founder of Poseidon Vineyard, is a member of Baykeeper’s Board of Directors and a lifelong sailor and Bay swimmer. One hundred percent of our winery proceeds from this limited production will go directly to Baykeeper, helping to fund their work including buying fuel for patrol runs, paying for laboratory analysis and funding long-term legal actions to stop the Bay’s worst polluters. To learn more about the Baykeeper's efforts, click here.
As our Pinot Noir harvest nears, we identify a few rows in the vineyard just for this wine. Picking for rosé is a different moment than for still red wine—we want to capture the bright acidity of the berries. We give the juice a little time with the skins for the magical color, then ferment slowly over a few weeks in a very small tank, at very cold temperature, to lock in the fresh flavors. To retain the wine’s liveliness, this was bottled shortly after fermentation.
Pale blush in color with beautiful aromas of white peaches and apricots, along with hints of wet stone & mineral. Bright and crisp on the palate with notes of rose petals mixed with fresh raspberry sorbet, the 2017 rosé finishes with a kiss of lime that refreshes the palate.