2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir
28 case production of fresh Rosé. Delicious and Fun!
Known for its small production of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley, Darms Lane is proud to release a Rose' of Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley.
The vineyard source for the Pinot Noir is the Goff-Whitton Vineyard on the Dutton Ranch property in the Russian River Valley. The Goff-Whitton Vineyard has lighter, silty soils and develops its plush red-fruit characters slowly.
||Russian River Valley
||Neutral French Oak
||March 16, 2017
Aromas of strawberry, hints of candied cherry and citrus with floral, jasmine and rose petal notes. The palate is light and creamy with flavors of strawberry and watermelon with a lingering red fruit finish. Delicious on its own as an aperitif, will pair well with your grilled summer meals and salads.
The vineyard source for the Pinot Noir is the Dutton Ranch Goff-Whitton Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. This vineyard has lighter, silty soils and develops it’s plush red fruit characters slowly.
The 2016 started out similarly to the 2015 vintage with a mild February leading to an earlier bud break of mid-March for Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley. May, June, and July were consistently warm and pleasant leading to expectations of another extremely early harvest. With a lack of extreme heat spikes in August and September we could let the fruit hang and gradually ripen. The grapes had intense cherry and berry fruit flavors and excellent tannin maturity at harvest.
6 months in neutral French Oak. The juice was drawn off the Pinot Noir skins about 24 hours after crushing to obtain the light pink color and was then barrel fermented. Aged on the lees, the barrels were stirred every two weeks during the first 4 months of aging to help build body and complexity. The wine was bottled on March 16, 2017.