2020 “Rosé for the Bay”
"Our family has farmed Poseidon Vineyard for over 40 years. Our vineyard abuts the extensive wetlands of northern San Francisco Bay at the very southern edge of Napa Carneros. The fogs triggered by these intertidal tracts are key to the quality of our fruit and wine. Our work is intertwined with the life of the Bay. Over the next 40 years and more, we hope to continue to farm alongside a rich, vibrant and healthy estuary."
Pale salmon in color and boasting bright aromas of ripe strawberries, melon and tangerine. The flavors translate seamlessly on the palate with a bump of key lime that reflects the underlying vein of acidity. The brightness strikes a delightful balance with the creaminess of sweet fruit.
Rosé for the Bay is vinified in support of the San Francisco Baykeeper. Peter Molnar, Co-Founder of Poseidon Vineyard, is a member of Baykeeper’s Board of Directors and a lifelong sailor and Bay swimmer. 100% of our winery proceeds from this limited production will go directly to Baykeeper, helping to fund their work, including buying fuel for patrol runs, paying for laboratory analysis and funding long-term legal actions to stop the Bay’s worst polluters. To learn more about the Baykeeper's efforts, click here.
As our Pinot Noir harvest nears, we identify a few rows in the vineyard just for this wine. Picking for rosé is different from picking for still red wine—we want to capture the bright acidity of the berries. We give the juice a little time with the skins for the magical color, then ferment slowly over a few weeks in a very small tank, at very cold temperature, to lock in the fresh flavors. To retain the wine’s liveliness, we bottle it shortly after fermentation.
Alex Beloz, Winemaker