2010 MacPhail Sonoma Coast Rosé of Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 290 cases, $20. Released spring 2011. Selection from all Sonoma Coast vineyard sources. Clones 667, 777, 828, 115 and Pommard. 100% de-stemmed with whole berries to fermenter. Saignéd after a 1-2-day cold soak, inoculated with champagne yeast, native malolactic fermentation. Bottled February 23, 2011. · Blood orange color in the glass. Aromas of strawberries, leather and dried herbs (marjoram, sage and fennel seed). Flavors of strawberries, pomegranate, peach and melon with an herbal undertone. Decent acidity and vibrancy. Has respectable body and drinks more like a still Pinot. Good. Reviewed July 23, 2012

Winery: MacPhail Wines
From article: Tasting Pinot with Plenty of Noir