The 2015 Rose of Pinot Noir is made exclusively from the Coast Grade Vineyard just a few hundred yards west of the tasting room on Bonny Doon Road. The color is an incredibly light pink gold core with light salmon pink highlights on the rim. Aromas are subtle and slightly creamy with aromatics of white peach skin, orange pith, cantaloupe peel, watered down cream, lees and wet stone. The palate has a rich mouthfeel and is medium plus in body with flavors of melon skin, dried orange peel, pomegranate seeds, a touch of white pepper, white tea leaf and stirred lees. This is an easy drinking wine much different than your typical California Rose with subtle food friendly flavors that can pair with a wide variety of foods, but grilled wild salmon served med-rare would be perfect. Serve this wine about 45-50 degree, not too cold, in Burgundy stems for best results. Drink now-Summer 2017. - Consulting Master Sommelier Ian Cauble
Coast Grade Vineyard, located in Bonny Doon is owned and farmed by Jim Beauregard. Planted in 2008, the 17 acre vineyard sits at an elevation of 1,238 to 1,350 feet on a southwest facing slope. Monterey Bay influences combine with sandy loam soil and underlaying limestone to produce wine with minerallity and striking acidity.