The complex aromas have fruity, flinty and perfume-like qualities, including strawberrry cream, rasberry and peach, coupled with bossoms. The wine has a crisp acidity and a lucious finish.
The vineyards of Lucas & Lewellen are located in the three principal wine grape growing regions of Santa Barbara County: the Santa Maria Valley, the Los Alamos Valley and the Santa Ynez Valley. These valley vineyards benefit from a transverse mountain range topography, an east-west orientation which channels cool ocean air from the Pacific into the coastal valleys. Warm days and cool nights produce a long, gentle growing season. The 2019 Rose Pinot Noir is blended from grapes grown in the Goodchild and the Los Alamos Vineyards. Goodchild has soils that range from clay and gravel river deposits to hillside and hilltop sites reminiscent of the great vineyards of Burgundy. Los Alamos soils have thick layers of clay and loam, coupled with a temperate climate. This provides ideal grape-growing conditions for Burgundian, Rhone, Bordeaux and Italian varieites.
After harvesting early in the morning, the grapes were crushed and soaked overnight in a stainless-steel tank. This process allows the color from the skins to tint the juice a marvelous faint red color. The wine is produced with cold fermentation. Serving Hints Serve chilled with salmon, lobster, salmon, salads and poultry.
Producer: Lucas & Lewellen
Region: Santa Barbara County
Wine Composition: 94% Pinot Noir, 6% Viognier
Total Acidity: 5.96 G/L