Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Clones: 50% Pommard and 50% 777 clones
Appellation: Bennett Valley, Sonoma County
Aging: 8 months in stainless steel
Total Production: 50 cases
With a couple of years of Pinot Noir production now under our belt we figured it was time to give it a little twist. On top of that Brittany has been asking for her own rosé for a couple of years now… so there’s that.
The “HBIC” Rosé utilizes the same vineyard source as our Pinot Noir. Upon harvest the grapes were crushed and the juice stayed with the skins for just over four hours before they were pressed off and put into small stainless steel barrels for fermentation. Once fermentation was complete the wine settled out and was racked to remove all of the heavy sediment and solids left over. For the next few months there it would sit before bottling.
With some bright and refreshing flavor the “HBIC” Rosé is our officially pool-side sipper this year, or you can hang onto a couple bottles to pair with that Thanksgiving turkey this fall!
PS: For those who are curious what “HBIC” stands for you can check out Urban Dictionary for more details. And yes, Brittany did choose the name.