Our 2019 “Seastar” Rosé is a refreshing waterfall of fragrant white flowers, candied citrus, watermelon sorbet and stone fruit flavors. Delightfully crisp and light, this wine is perfect for daytime sipping!
The Pinot Noir grapes for this vintage of Deep Sea Pinot Noir are sourced from an acclaimed Los Alamos Vineyard site. Original cuttings for this vineyard were brought over from Europe 25 years ago. Unlike the rosé version of this delightful wine, the Pinot Noir for the “Diving Helmet” label is fermented on the skins to obtain maximum tannin and pigment (coloration). The ruby red color and good structure of this wine come from the time it spends macerating on the skins. Barrel aged for a short time in new French Oak (roughly 4 months), this wine is delicate enough to drink on it's own, but versatile for food pairing. Smells Like: Baking spices, crushed cherries and strawberry jam. Tastes Like: Fresh cherry, pomegranate and strawberry with a cranberry and quince jam finish. We recommend this wine for: Anyone who likes Pinot Noir, or who is looking for a fruity light red. Compare to the Conway Pinot as a lighter, more fruit-forward version of Pinot, with more fresh fruit notes, and opposed to the Conway which has more darker fruit, some savory notes, and more barrel aging.
The Pinot Noir grapes for our inaugural vintage of Conway Pinot Noir are sourced from the acclaimed Santa Maria Valley Goodchild Vineyard. Fermented on the skins, this Pinot Noir retains delicate tannins while displaying a visually beautiful ruby red color in the glass. We love producing Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County, and it was a special opportunity to work with this site. The coloration is somewhat deceiving, because the wine itself is surprisingly delicate and restrained. Barrel aged for 10 months in French Oak, this wine is recommended to be enjoyed on its own, or with light fare. Classic fruit aromas such as cherry and strawberry are present, with a hint of vanilla and pomegranate. Silky smooth tannins, bright cherry fruit and balanced acidity make the 2013 Conway Pinot Noir, Goodchild Vineyard one of our favorite Pinot Noir offerings to date. The special label signifies its quality, and it stands out as one of the best bottlings in our portfolio of wines.