Les and Chaney Claypool have been making world-class, small production wines from the Russian River and Sonoma Coast appellations since 2007. While they produce less than 1,000 cases annually, the bulk of it in Pinot Noir, their esteem winemaking team of Ross Cobb and Katy Wilson also produce a limited amount of Rosé. Lucky are we to have enough to serve it by the glass in both restaurants.
Their 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Rosé boasts beautiful notes of white peach, stone fruit, fresh strawberry, nectarine and lemon zest. It has bright acidity and minerality with a nice mid-palate texture from the natural barrel fermentation. This Rosé more than holds it's own against our two other contenders from France.