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2017 Poseidon Vineyard "Rosé for the Bay"

ROSÉ OF PINOT NOIR

2017 Poseidon Vineyard
Wine Club Member Price: $22.10
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/ 750ml Bottle
SKU: ROBY17


"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.

HISTORY
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.

WINEMAKING
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.

TASTING NOTES
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.

Vintage
2017
Varietal/Blend
100% Pinot Noir
Appellation
Los Carneros
Alcohol %
13.4
Wine Profile
Elevation
Sea Level to 45'
Clones
Dijon 115, 667 and 777
Year Planted
1973; Replanted in 1997
Vine Spacing
4' x 11'
Yield
2.5 Tons/Acre
Cases Produced
300

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