2021 WALT Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir - Rosella's Vineyard
Central Coast AVA
Roughly 250 miles along the coastline of California from
Santa Barbara County to San Francisco County
Santa Lucia Highlands
Maritime climate with strong coastal winds from
Sandy Loam Soils
Cause vines to produce grapes with powerful
Deep garnet in color. The complex perfume of this wine reveals ripe raspberry and strawberry notes interwoven with dried rose petals and a rich, resinous quality of aromatic wood. The plush and supple texture of the palate gives a round and warming impression. Seamlessly integrated oak barrel spice and luscious acidity lead to a finessed finish.
Dried Rose Petals
This vineyard, named for Gary Franscioni's wife Rosella, was planted in 1996 and was the first in their portfolio. Rosella's vineyard is characterized by it's maritime climate with strong coastal winds coming off of the Monterey Bay. Foggy mornings and sunny, breezy afternoons keep the site cool and ideal for Pinot Noir. We work with Pisoni, 777, 667, and 828 clones at this site which bring complexity and nuance to the finished wine.